Uber and taxi technology system provider Creative Mobile Technologies reached an agreement Thursday in a landmark deal between a taxi service and a rideshare company.

The collaboration will allow taxi drivers to transport Uber passengers and vice versa. The deal is aimed at giving yellow taxi drivers a higher fare volume with access to Uber's massive customer base, while also offering Uber passengers more choice.

“This is a real win for drivers – no longer do they have to worry about finding a fare during off peak times or getting a street hail back to Manhattan when in the outer boroughs,” Guy Peterson, Uber’s director of business development, said in a press release.

“And this is a real win for riders who will now have access to thousands of yellow taxis in the Uber app,” Peterson said.

Taxi drivers currently use the app “Arro” to coordinate taxi rides. Uber and CMT explained that access to both databases will automatically combine on the Uber and Arro app.

“Anyone with the Uber app will have access to thousands of yellow taxis that operate on the CMT/Arro platform,” the release said.

As the pandemic restrictions loosen, it is believed that the collaboration can help get the city back to its normal transportation capacity.

“As businesses bring their employees back, as tourists flock to New York City again and as New Yorkers start going out and replenishing our local economy after a devastating pandemic, yellow taxis and Uber are bringing the best our industries have to offer to help this city get back on its feet,” Ron Sherman, Chairman of Creative Mobile Technologies, said in the release.