When we visited New York City and Boston last month, we walked a lot. We also took the train, the subway in NYC and the MTA in Boston. When we used a car, it was almost always an Uber. The one time that we hired a cab was when we first arrived at La Guardia. That ride to Dan’s place was over $50. All of our other rides were by Uber and all were a small fraction of the cost of that taxi. In addition to being cheaper, with Uber you contract for an agreed upon price. This eliminates that disquieting feeling one gets watching the meter continually accumulate more cost. Another advantage of Uber over a taxi is that they use both newer and cleaner vehicles, eliminating the sticky and dirty cab floor. The pictured taxicab flats were seen at the Rockefeller Center.