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Friday, December 16, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Council reopens path to chauffeur’s permit for many criminal offenders

City Council took action on Thursday that could help put some disqualified taxi and transportation network company drivers back on Austin roads. The amendment to the city code tweaked an existing ordinance that Council passed in June that restricted many

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Key Players & Topics In This Article

Austin Municipal Court: This city department is the judicial branch of the City of Austin. The courts adjudicate Class C misdemeanor cases and has four divisions: Judicary, Court Operations, Support Services, and the Downtown Austin Community Court.

Transportation Department: This city department is responsible for municipal transportation planning including roadways and bikeways.

Transportation Network Companies: Companies that provide transportation services through applications such as Uber or Lyft.

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