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Austin Ridesharing Restored

Austin Ridesharing Restored

As the legislative session came to a close, Texans in one city were granted an immediate reprieve from their municipality’s protectionist transportation regulations. Although the 85th Regular Session left much to be desired, Capitol City residents can at least be...
Ridesharing Bill Passes in Underwhelming Victory

Ridesharing Bill Passes in Underwhelming Victory

Legislation that would allow ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate statewide is one step closer to passing after a flawed bill to address the issue received approval in the Texas Senate on Wednesday. With a vote of 20-11 House Bill 100 passed the state’s...
Ridesharing Bill Passes in Underwhelming Victory

Imperfect Ridesharing Legislation Passes Texas House

Ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft could be coming back to Austin and other areas of the state if a measure passed by the Texas House becomes law. Earlier this week, lawmakers debated and passed House Bill 100 by State Rep. Chris Paddie (R–Marshall), which would...
Austin Police Hate Freedom…Again

Austin Police Hate Freedom…Again

One major city’s police department is ignoring the constitutional rights of citizens – adding yet another anti-liberty measure to a growing list that has contributed to the city’s decline in attractiveness as a hub of innovation. Earlier today, the Austin Police...
Austin Ridesharing Restored

Alamo City Gives Ridesharing a Pass

Fortunately for Alamo City residents, San Antonio City Council yesterday voted to extend a ridesharing-friendly regulatory framework which will allow companies such as Uber and Lyft to continue operating in the city. Over the past few years the relationship between...
Zimmerman Sues Adler Over Ballot Language

Zimmerman Sues Adler Over Ballot Language

Confusing ballot language was used to engineer the outcome of Austin’s recent election on ridesharing services. That’s the claim in a lawsuit filed this week by a city councilman who says Austinites not wanting to drive are left to choose between antiquated and...
Cities Make Regulations Harder For Uber Than Taxis

Cities Make Regulations Harder For Uber Than Taxis

With Uber recently pulling out of Austin, returning to Midland, and potentially leaving Houston, ridesharing in Texas has been hotter than the weather. The chief argument centers on cities’ obsession with fingerprinting Transportation Network Company (TNC) drivers in...
Tax-Funded Lobbying: Bad Practice, Worse Agenda

Carpetbagging Company Joins the Crony Cartel

With many conservatives calling for the Texas Legislature to pre-empt local ordinances on ridesharing and de-regulate the industry, one company is claiming it likes the regulations, and that the state should do more, not less. At a  hearing of the House Business and...
Fate of Ridesharing Rests With Austin Voters

Fate of Ridesharing Rests With Austin Voters

While hailed as a pioneering city on the frontier of technology and innovation, the City of Austin may move back in time on Saturday if a ballot proposition fails to pass. At issue is Proposition 1, a petition ballot initiative that garnered over 65,000 signatures,...
Austin Ridesharing Restored

Uber Threatens To Leave Houston

In a letter today to Houston City Council, Uber addressed their concerns over the ridesharing regulations implemented in 2014 by the city. The service is threatening to pull out of Houston if changes aren’t made saying, “If the city refuses to act, we will have to...
Unlike Austin, Fort Worth Accommodates Ridesharing

Local Officials Oppose Ridesharing Innovation

Texas prides itself on its vibrant economy and pro-business climate, but often-overlooked local regulations are stifling innovative new businesses wildly popular among millions of Texans who benefit from increased job opportunities and travel services. Last month Uber...