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Uber wants to come back to Austin

Uber does not have hard feelings about Prop 1. In a forum hosted by the Austin Monitor, Glasshouse Policy and KUT on the patio of the Ginger Man bar downtown, a representative of the ride-hailing giant expressed regret about the…

Austin Monitor Radio, show 25: TNCs

Monitor reporter Tyler Whitson joins publisher Mike Kanin to talk TNCs with the City of Austin’s Gordon Derr and Carlton Thomas as well as UT Professor Kara Kockelman to talk transportation networking companies. The show is posted below:

Riley resolution to offer Uber/Lyft regulations

Austin City Council Member Chris Riley plans to introduce a resolution at Council’s Sept. 25 meeting that would attempt to establish regulations to allow Transportation Network Companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate legally in the City of Austin.…

Rideshare supporters meet to discuss ways to legalize services

Supporters of a potential pilot program for commercial rideshare companies to be legally implemented in Austin gathered Wednesday at the Chicago House. The event featured short lectures from two keynote speakers about how Austin could accommodate these companies, followed by…

Working group starts process of how to regulate rideshare companies

The mood swayed between optimism and frustration last Wednesday evening at the preliminary meeting of the Transportation Network Companies Working Group, where about 30 people from various transportation constituencies met to discuss ground rules for a conversation about how to…

Lyft bypasses city program, to begin rideshare operations today

In a surprise move, the rideshare company Lyft has announced it will launch Austin operations today. The company is apparently leapfrogging the Austin City Council’s May 15 decision to develop a pilot program for Lyft and other rideshare companies, also…

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Council sets up study process for ridesharing, taxi service issues

Taxicab drivers and safer-streets activists were among those with a heavy stake in two transportation-related items at Thursday’s City Council meeting. But in the end, all they got was a stakeholder process that will not be over until mid-November, making…

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