Stories by Eva Ruth Moravec

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

TNC petition is valid, and Adler has a new idea

Almost as quickly as City Clerk Jannette Goodall could say that the Ridesharing Works for Austin petition signatures were valid, Mayor Steve Adler announced that he had a new idea to add to the litany of concepts already proposed for how to…

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

Council member fears lawsuits over new ordinance

It’s no secret that on Tuesday, Austin’s city clerk is expected to tell City Council that she has validated at least 20,000 signatures on a petition to change an ordinance governing transportation network companies.And, it’s clear that her announcement will trigger…

Friday, January 29, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

Council stalls mandatory fingerprinting for TNCs, adopts voluntary program instead

City Council on Thursday stalled an ordinance requiring drivers for transportation network companies to pass a fingerprint-based background check and adopted incentives to motivate drivers to voluntarily submit fingerprints.“We’re only deciding whether or not we want to encourage volunteers to get fingerprinted,…

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

Council to discuss incentives for fingerprint requirements

City Council members are poised to kick the transportation network company ordinance down the road.On Thursday, Mayor Steve Adler will ask Council to stall strengthening an ordinance passed in December and, instead, adopt his and Council Member Ann Kitchen’s new proposal, which…

Thursday, January 21, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

Little clarity in TNC debate

Where there was once a clear path for City Council to revise rules for transportation network companies, there is now a plethora of possibilities.Council voted last month to require fingerprinting background checks of TNC drivers, and it is set to lay…

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Eva Ruth Moravec

Ridesharing supporters quickly surpass signatures needed to push for ordinance change

Ridesharing Works for Austin has collected 65,103 signatures on a petition to change a city ordinance requiring that drivers be fingerprinted – which could force either a new City Council vote or a city-wide election.The political action committee opposes rules that…

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