July 27, 2017

Lyft starts luring back Austin drivers

lyft car with passengers taking a ride
Image Courtesy of Lyft

On Thursday, Lyft called on drivers to come back and sign up with the ride-hailing company. It sent its former Austin drivers a welcome back text which is another sign Uber and Lyft are already making plans to return to Austin.

The big two can start operating after Texas Governor Greg Abbott signs a bill overriding local rules and creating statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies. All the competition should have drivers earning more and riders paying less.

Will McCrory is ready to deal. He used to drive for Lyft and is reactivating with the hope the ride-sharing company will make it worth his while.

“I think Uber and Lyft are going to offer some really strong incentives for drivers and riders and pretty much operate at a loss until they force all the other ride-sharing companies out of the market,” said McCrory.

The Lyft Hub opened Thursday afternoon at 1021 E. 7th Street and saw a steady stream of drivers ready to get back on the platform. Lyft isn’t revealing specifics on what it will do to lure back drivers and riders until Governor Abbott […]

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