AUSTIN, Texas — Since Uber and Lyft left town, the smaller transportation networking companies (TNCs) companies filling the void either don’t have a way to pick-up people in wheelchairs and less than half have turned plans to the city, according to a KXAN report.
The large TNCs departed in May after a proposition failed to pass that would have replaced a city ordinance that requires drivers to undergo mandatory fingerprint-based background checks.
Councilwoman Ann Kitchen, the main driver at City Hall behind the ordinance, tells KXAN all of the TNC’s are working “in good faith” with the city and if that changes the city does have the power to revoke their license. She wants the city to work with the companies so they don’t have to use such a drastic measure and take another TNC off of Austin streets.
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