Uber, Lyft Still Not Legal in Austin, Texas

Posted on October 3, 2014

The Austin City Council was set to pass an ordinance to legalize Transportation Network Companies on its second and third readings, but instead only passed the measure on its second reading. The final vote was put off mainly due to insurance requirements the council added to the ordinance.

The Austin City Limits music festival starts Friday. Uber representatives say they will operate during the festival, and if drivers are ticketed, they will stand behind them.

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  • Glen

     | about 6 years ago

    Gustavo, you must have been wearing your Che t-shirt when you wrote that. Did you even look at the requirements for a company to self-insure in Texas? They have to post the entire amount of coverage in cash, or bond. Bonding companies are rated, as are insurance are. Take a break from reading just the propaganda you are being fed and learn before making statements that have no basis in reality. See below.

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