If you currently live in Austin, you know how scarce the Taxi situation is. And for reasons I can’t fathom, Uber (ridesharing) is not allowed in Austin. That doesn’t say much for a Free Market Economy and healthy competition in general. The three taxi companies in town are working tirelessly to stifle would-be competition. This really hurts on the weekends when it’s needed most.
Austin needs a safer, more reliable transportation option to keep drunks off the road. Moreover, Austin is growing quickly and it needs to seek out alternative transportation models. Uber is proven to reduce both the volume and risk on the roads today.
Austin will be debating the issue tomorrow so please take a second to sign up here and endorse Uber in Austin. We’re fans of it being from LA and we hope to see it here soon.
Sign the petition here!