May 25, 2017

With Austin rules gone, Lyft drivers set to get back behind the wheel



Fun times in a Lyft car
Image Courtesy of Lyft

Out of an airy Lyft office in East Austin marked by a bright pink tent, a steady stream of new and returning drivers filed in Thursday to sign up, following new Texas legislation passed Wednesday that knocks out Austin’s ride-hailing regulations .

Among those sitting in purple and pink folding chairs in the office was David Highland.

Highland, a retiree who drives part-time, said he had to sign up for new apps after Lyft and Uber rides became limited to the suburbs and business died down.

“I’m always running multiple apps because you never know where the business will be,” Highland said.On Thursday, he received a text message from Lyft inviting him to sign up to reactivate as an Austin driver.Highland said he wasn’t pleased with either the city or the […]

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