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Now How Do I Get Around Austin?

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Have you heard? Uber and Lyft suspended operations in Austin after voters weighed in on Proposition 1. As a result, the Austin City Council is proceeding with more stringent security requirements. (This Texas Monthly article provides excellent coverage about the debate. Welcome to Austin, folks; we have lots of civic engagement!)

What Are My Ride Options without Uber and Lyft?

If you’re navigating Austin without a car, what are the transportation options?

  • Austin has public transportation (take Capital Metro for both bus and light rail)
  • Try a newer ride hailing service (like GetMe and RideFare;  Wingz goes to and from the airport only)
  • Pedicabs work well in the general downtown area (there are several companies)
  • Austin’s primary cab services are Yellow Cab and Austin Cab (note that Austin’s cab companies gets less than stellar reviews on Yelp. From the complaints, cab services seem to take a long time, so allow plenty of lead time when requesting a pick-up)

TIP: Top Trip Rentals hasn’t tried it yet, but Shire Cab Company gets great reviews. The driver, Al, is a local musician (and, we hear, a character), so try Shire Cab Company for that uniquely Austin experience.

June 30, 2016