Uber and Lyft have become major players on the Intown scene with smartphone apps designed to request private, on-demand transportation, but a new player is entering the scene this weekend called Hailo.

The app – available for the iPhone and Android devices – works similarly to Uber and Lyft, but Hailo has partnered with licensed and insured local taxi drivers to provide service around the metro.

To kick off the expansion, Hailo is offering a Free Taxi Weekend. This Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11, first time users in Atlanta can simply download the smartphone app and enter the promotional code FTW20 to save $20 on their first Hailo ride.

“We’ve had our sights set on expanding to Atlanta in order to help modernize its taxi system with on-demand hailing from your phone — seamlessly accepting credit cards for all rides,” said Kevin Hatfield, Co-President of Hailo North America. “Atlantans now have access to easy transportation both in and out of the perimeter, making life a little more convenient with safe, reliable rides at the push of a button.”

Hailo is already in operation in cities around the world including London, New York, Dublin, Toronto, Chicago, Boston, Madrid, Barcelona, Washington DC, Montreal and Osaka. For more information about Hailo, visit hailocab.com/atlanta.

 

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.