May Newsletter Berkshire Hathaway Texas Realty

Posted by Sandra DeLeon on Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 12:51pm.

Uber and Lyft fulfilled their pledge Monday morning to stop offering rides inside the city limits of Austin because voters rejected Proposition 1 on Saturday. Proposition 1 would have repealed the city’s fingerprinting requirements for drivers of Lyft and other ride-hailing companies. The ordinance also prohibits drivers from stopping in traffic lanes for passenger drop-offs and pickups, requires “trade dress” to identify vehicles for hire, and imposes a variety of data reporting requirements on the ride-hailing companies.Uber and Lyft drivers will still pick up passengers outside the city limits of Austin if their destination is also outside the city limits. In a statement, Lyft referred to their halt of service as a “pause.” Whether Uber and Lyft are gone for good or just temporarily, here are some alternate apps Austinites can use to get around: 

READ MORE BY KATIE URBASZEWSKI, AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN / MAY 10, 2016

May Newsletter from Berkshire Hathaway Texas Realty

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