Ridesharing Under Heavy Regulation in San Antonio

Ridesharing is in the hotseat in San Antonio. Last Thursday, the San Antonio City Council passed changes to its code to allow services like Lyft and Uber to operate legally in the city. But Uber and Lyft call the city’s regulations too costly and cumbersome. Uber reported it might leave the city altogether if the […]

Lyft Launches in Austin Without City Approval

Despite restrictions, Lyft, the ride sharing company known for its cars emblazoned with giant pink mustaches, launched Thursday in Austin. “The Austin community’s overwhelming calls for more transportation options have been heard,” according to Lyft’s blog post. “After a petition started by ATX Safer Streets garnered nearly 4,000 organic signatures from Austin residents – many […]

SideCar Buys HeyRide of Austin

Well that didn’t last long. One minute, Heyride is making all this noise in Austin and disrupting the taxi industry there. And the next, it’s swallowed whole by SideCar, a competitor, based in Silicon Valley. On Thursday, SideCar, a ridesharing startup, announced it acquired the assets of Heyride. SideCar has a free app for smart […]