Their experience is a visceral reminder of the risks of entrusting our personal lives to startups whose business models discourage accountability.
A little more than a year after the companies stormed out of the city in a huff, they’re returning to Austin after triumphing in the Legislature.
Some frequently asked questions, and even a handful of answers.
What the battle over who writes regulations for Uber and Lyft in Austin tells us about the future of ridesharing and how much votes cost.
As the world’s attention prepares to shift to Austin, the city itself is in the middle of a battle between tech companies and local government.
Sifting through the twists and turns of Austin's ridesharing battle.
Austin's music industry held a press conference in support of ridesharing, but it's worth considering why they believe it's City Council who needs to bend.
Uber and Lyft haven’t yet declared their departure from Austin, but there are already others ready to take their place.
The transportation company seeks a change in the way it’s regulated on a statewide basis, and it’s managed to mobilize a lot of supporters—both in and out of Texas. But does a statewide regulatory platform for Uber make sense? …
Every wristband comes with a $30 credit for a service that can't legally be taken to the festival.
Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, and the rest of the quasi-legal services that allow everyday drivers to get paid for giving rides to strangers took a big step in Houston last week—and Dallas might be next.
Although representatives of San Antonio's taxi companies think that some of them are "barbaric." …
The legal status of "disruptive" transportation apps like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar is in question. But as federal judges weigh in on the rules that keep them from operating at full capacity in Texas, the bigger question is whether or not these services meet a legitimate need.