Austin is a mess right now.
We’ve been forced back to the dark ages before ride sharing was embedded into our lives.
Due to unnecessary government intervention:
- Thousands of people are out of jobs (Forbes)
- Unregulated underground ridesharing has exploded (TWC)
- Hospitality revenue reportedly drops 20% (TWC)
- Startups are breaking the law to fill the void (Austin Monitor)
Right now you can step off a plane almost anywhere in the world and call a car with your smartphone in minutes… except for Austin.
— SS (@stampchez) May 14, 2016
But blame for the ridesharing exodus solely belongs to Uber and Lyft.
Because with an $8.6 million dollar war chest, they ran a HORRIBLE campaign that failed to get voters out to the polls.Continue Reading