June 24, 2017

Lyft is back in Corpus Christi; Uber coming soon

Sign for a Lyft Pickup and Dropoff zone
By Another Believer (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Lyft is back and Uber has announced it is coming back according to this message posted on Facebook Ride-hailing car services Lyft and Uber are coming back to Corpus Christi. Lyft has already begun operations in the city after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law House Bill 100 on Memorial Day, the last day of the 85th legislative session. The bill does away with local fingerprinting requirements for drivers but imposes an annual $5,000 fee to operate in the state. The fee buys a permit from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, which is now a requirement in Texas.

According to a Facebook post by council member Ben Molina, who reached out to Uber in a letter asking the company to return, Uber will be back soon.

“I have spoken with Chris Miller, their public policy manager,” Molina wrote in his post. “Uber will return to Corpus Christi this summer! They are working on a plan to relaunch their services in Texas, and Corpus Christi is high on their list.”

Both Uber and Lyft left Corpus Christi after the City Council approved an ordinance in March 2016 requiring fingerprint background checks for drivers. Two new companies have since filled the […]

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