Uber and Lyft withdraw from Austin after dispute with local government

May

8

2016

Taxi Services Uber and Lyft withdraw from Austin, the capital of the US state of Texas, having determined that new drivers for services not allowed to work before they undergo a background check and have issued their fingerprint.

In addition to mandatory security checks for new drivers, it is also prohibited under the new law in the city to dwell on roadways to pick up passengers. This is emergency as ambulances provide fewer obstacles on the road. Which writes local news KXAN News. The population of the American city was asked to vote on the bill and 56 percent of the voters who showed up, told for the new rules.

Uber and Lyft indicated earlier that they will simply stop their operations in the cities if the bill comes through. They say both do this on Monday, May 9th. The two companies see the requirements asked if too much of both drivers and passengers, practical and financial sense. Uber and Lyft have conducted extensive campaign to get voters on their side. The mayor of Austin says Uber and Lyft ‘are always welcome in the community “and he hopes and trusts that the two at a later time again come to the negotiating table.”

Uber and Lyft differ from traditional taxi services because they use applications to easily connect people for carpool purposes. There are also services such as Uberpop, where anyone can sign up as a driver. This is, inter alia, in the Netherlands for shut down . In addition, the two companies will offer more traditional taxi services, supported by their own apps. The companies have regularly faced with resistance from governments who have to put in to meet the changing landscape by taxi smartphones appropriate rules and regulations. In the Netherlands alone has Uber currently foothold.

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