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