Created for New Yorkers by New Yorkers, Waave is the first ride-hailing app that enables New York City taxis to provide upfront fares, surge free pricing, and an estimated time of arrival before passengers hail a trip via their phone.

By choosing Waave, New Yorkers who care about the future of their city can play a vital role in reducing congestion and pollution while enhancing the well being of the city's taxi drivers and public transit system.


While ride-hailing apps have made getting around New York City easier and more efficient, the massive increase in for-hire vehicles has contributed to increased traffic congestion and carbon emissions while negatively impacting the livelihoods of New York City's iconic yellow taxi drivers who have kept the city moving for decades.

Waave helps New York City solve these challenges. It does so by enabling yellow taxis to offer the convenience and service that passengers expect without contributing to more traffic on our streets and more pollution in our air.

Waave is committed to great customer service, upfront and surge free pricing, and most importantly, getting you from point A to B quickly and efficiently.


Support Local Drivers

New York City taxi drivers have been driving in the city for decades - they know all the shortcuts and best ways to navigate our city. Waave and its drivers have all been approved by the Taxi and Limousine Commission and are professional, fully licensed, insured, and have had thorough background checks.

Surge-Free Pricing

You'll always pay a fixed fare and never have to worry about inflated prices or extra fees. You can also easily connect multiple cards and chose between business and personal rides. Many will be surprised to learn that taxi fares are often less expensive than other e-hail fares for the same routes.

Support Local Transit

The decrease in taxi ridership over the past several years due to the boom in ride-hailing apps has contributed to a reduction in funding for the MTA. Like all taxi rides, $.50 from
every Waave ride ending in New York City goes back to the MTA and $.30 goes toward an improvement fund that helps add more wheelchair accessible vehicles to service the community.

For All New Yorkers

By using a phone based app, Waave ensures that New Yorkers in neighborhoods underserved by traditional taxis and mass transit can depend on Waave for service and know they cannot be refused service based on race or ethnicity.




Built in New York City for New Yorkers, Waave is an independent company that's determined to make the old taxi industry more efficient.

We respect taxi drivers and their knowledge of the city. Ridesharing apps promise you customers, but drivers barely earn any money after fees and taxes. We want to change that and put local cab drivers back in the driver's seat. Our goal is to connect passengers with the most experienced drivers.


Fixed fares

Did you know the TLC has approved the use of fixed fares? With our app, you can charge customers one flat rate and don't have to worry about using the meter.

Fast payouts

Never worry about customers forgetting their wallet and not paying or having to wait a week to receive your earnings. With Waave, your earnings can be in your bank account the very next day and every payment is guaranteed.

Referral Program

Sign up new customers using your promo code, and you'll get a bonus. A bonus for every new customer you sign up is an easy way to make extra money and connect with your customers.

Your Own Community

Show your New York City pride and join a supportive community of other drivers. Waave offers support every step of the way and can help you get up and running with the app.


We're approved and licensed by the TLC, so we'll send you a 1099 form at the end of the year to help you easily do your taxes. We offer support every step of the way and want to help put yellow cab drivers back on the map.

To register with us, you'll need to provide your social security number and home address as well as connect your bank account. Don't worry, we're required to do this by law and all of your info is secure with PCI Data Security Standards.

With detailed fare breakdowns and easy payouts, you can see exactly how much you're earning from every ride. Once you download the app and sign up, we'll send you a detailed email with more info.


How do I get paid?

You get paid directly through Waave. You can transfer your earnings to your bank with a touch of a button as often as you want. If you transfer before 8pm, the money will be in your bank account the next morning.

I signed up with an account but can't log in to the Waave app?

We need to approve your account when you register, so you can't log in to the app or start driving until you get an email from us saying that your account is active and ready to go.

What personal info do you need from me and why?

We need your bank account information, social security number, and home address. We're required to send you a 1099 form at the end of the year. Don'y worry, all data is secured by PCI security standards.

What are the benefits of using Waave?

You can charge a fixed fare. Fixed fares are one reason why ridesharing apps are so popular - people like seeing one price upfront with no surprises. Customers' payment is guaranteed before they even get in your car. You'll never have to worry about a passenger not having enough cash or their credit card being declined.

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