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Monitor and KUT to host live ride-hailing debate

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

The Austin Monitor and KUT are hosting a live debate on the merits of Proposition 1 ahead of the May 7 election. Prop 1 would replace City Council’s ride-hailing regulations (including the requirement that drivers for transportation network companies undergo fingerprint-based background checks) with less strict TNC regulations proposed by the Uber- and Lyft-backed Ridesharing Works for Austin. Huey Rey Fischer and Joe Bowen of Ridesharing Works will be arguing in favor of Prop 1, while former Council Member Laura Morrison and Dean Rindy of Our City, Our Safety, Our Choice will be arguing against it. KUT’s Nathan Bernier and the Monitor‘s Audrey McGlinchy and Caleb Pritchard will moderate. Join us Thursday, April 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Door, 501 Brushy St. Register for free here.

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