"Last year, Austin adopted modern regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber that improve transportation options, reduce drunk driving, and create many economic opportunities and benefits for working families. In just one year, Uber has connected Austinites with over 2.5 million safe rides, and more than 10,000 driver-partners have collectively earned $27 million.
But now a new plan being pushed by Councilmember Ann Kitchen could erase all this progress and threaten the future of ridesharing in Austin.
We need your help to stop this toxic plan.
Ridesharing is moving Austin forward. Recent news reports indicate DWI crashes in Austin dropped 23 percent since ridesharing entered the market. The average request time for a ride in Austin is at three minutes. And more than 50 percent of drivers live in East Austin, where one in three trips begin or end. Now’s the time to go forward - not backwards."