- February 11, 2016

Mayor proposes new ridesharing ordinance ahead of vote


Beginning at 4:00 p.m. City Council will hear public testimony ahead of making a highly anticipated decision – whether to adopt Ridesharing Works for Austin’s citizen-initiated ordinance, or put the ordinance up for a public vote.

Last week, the city clerk confirmed Ridesharing Works for Austin’s petition for a transportation network company (TNC) ordinance was sufficient, with more than 25,000 signatures submitted. The ordinance does not include a fingerprint background check, the sticking point TNC companies Uber and Lyft have threatened to leave Austin over.