Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 7 2015 - 4:11pm
In an exclusive video interview with NOWCastSA, San Antonio District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño said ride-hailing company Lyft agreed to return to the city under a pact that includes disclosing to riders - in its app - whether a driver passed a 10-fingerprint background check. “This agreement is the first of its kind in the United States,” said Treviño.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jul 3 2015 - 11:54am
San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor asked City Manager Sheryl Sculley to develop a framework to bring ride-hailing companies back for a "pilot period.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Mar 5 2015 - 8:25am
The conversation about legalizing transportation network companies Uber and Lyft has neglected any mention of social justice or the historic corruption that permeated San Antonio’s taxi industry for years. The rush to exempt the San Francisco-based multi-billion dollar companies from San Antonio's carefully crafted consumer protection and worker protection rules for taxis, pedicabs, limousines and horse-drawn carriages also flies in the face of Nobel Prize-winning economic theory about sustainably sharing a common good such as the public streets.
Written by Clayton Price on Mar 4 2015 - 12:11pm
Updated: NOWCastSA has created an interactive graphic that lets you compare regulations on Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft in San Antonio, Houston, Austin and Dallas. This updated graphic shows how San Antonio changed its regulations after Uber and Lyft complained the rules were too strict here compared to other cities.