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- January 19, 2016

Uber Fares Double In Austin As Ridesharing Debate Heats Up

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As the fight continues to assure rideshare companies Uber and Lyft remain in Austin, Uber is doubling it’s minimum fare. This comes a month after the Austin City Council voted in favor of fingerprint background checks for rideshare companies. Uber and Lyft vow to leave if those measures are implemented.

Here’s how the new Austin fares break down:

uberX OLD: $2.30 NEW: $5.30 uberXL OLD: $3.80 NEW: $7.80 uberSELECT OLD: $4.30 NEW: $8.80

Uber spokesperson Debbee Hancock tells KXAN the new prices are more consistent with most major…