June 28, 2017

With new law, Lyft, Uber set to return to Texas capital city



Texas State Capital Building
By Roger heslop (Own work) [CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, which left Texas’s tech-savvy capital city a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers, are set to return after state lawmakers intervened.

Both companies say they’ll be rolling on Austin’s streets again Monday, when Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign into law a bill that puts the state – not local governments – in charge of regulating the ride-hailing industry.

Local leaders in Austin, the conservative state’s most liberal city, argued unsuccessfully that its tech-driven economy was uniquely positioned to launch capable alternatives […]

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