Will Future Taxis Go Vertical in Dallas?

Will Future Taxis Go Vertical in Dallas?
April 25, 2017
Ross Perot Jr. at Elevate Summit
Will Future Taxis Go Vertical in Dallas? Mayor Rawlings and Perot Jr. Think So.

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By Joe Pappalardo
DallasObserver.com
April 25, 2017

Flying taxis are coming to DFW, and Mayor Mike Rawlings and Ross Perot Jr. are waving them in for a landing. In Dallas on Tuesday, Uber announced plans to expand its ride-ordering app to the skies, with customers ordering helicopters as easily as they send for ground vehicles. The rides will not be like conventional helicopters, being quieter, safer and designed for urban environments. “It’s natural for Uber to turn our eyes to the air,” says Jeff Holden, the company’s chief product officer. “Push a button and get a flight.”

He revealed that Dallas is a partner city that will test the concept of these flying taxis, including the construction of vertiports where the aircraft can take off and land. The company will locate its first test veriport in the U.S. in Frisco, built by Hillwood, the real estate development company first owned by the Perot family.

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