By R. Feria – San Antonio Progressive Alliance In an article shared on the Rivard Report, the neoliberals spoke on the ride-hail programs that have weaseled their way into the city under the guise of “progress.”
Written by B Kay Richter on Aug 23 2016 - 1:44pm
Written by admin_charlotteanne on Jun 21 2016 - 9:07am
This week: Learn what happened when Donald Trump came to town, and how small businesses are hurt when unregulated ride-hailing competitors Uber and Lyft arrive. Trump in San Antonio
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 William Schlecht on Jul 24 2015 - 3:19pm
San Antonio should join New York, London and Amsterdam and use the river as a transportation option for commuters. Call it VIA Rio. San Antonio has distinct advantages over the other cities.
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 Apr 19 2015 - 3:05pm
The San Antonio regulation that Uber rejects was co-authored by executives of the ride-hailing service, according to top city leaders who negotiated and drafted the ordinance.
Written by Clayton Price on Mar 5 2015 - 2:35pm
San Antonio City Council voted Thursday to dramatically lower fees and loosen some key parts of the city ordinance that legalizes and regulates Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) such Uber and Lyft. The move, which was opposed by District 3 Councilwoman Rebecca J. Viagran and District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez, still fell considerably short of the full repeal that Uber said was necessary for it to stay in San Antonio.
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.
Written by Clayton Price on Feb 16 2015 - 11:50am
NOWCastSA created an interactive graphic that shows 11 of the most common regulations on vehicles for hire in San Antonio and lets you compare them by industry. The interactive graphic lets you see how the new regulations for Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) Uber and Lyft compare to existing regulations for the city’s other industries such as taxis, pedicabs and limousines.