Lyft contributed $11 million to the local economy in 2017 and saved drivers 500,000 travel hours, according to its economic impact study released Tuesday.
Some companies see the future potential for automobile industry disruption brought on by the combination of ridesharing and autonomous driver technology.
Representatives for Uber and Lyft have said the companies would resume operations in Austin Monday.
A City Council committee discussed two transportation items Wednesday and took no action regarding the creation of a new permit to let cab drivers operate their own taxis independent of cab companies.
In a city where popular ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft were shown the door by voters last year, other rideshare startups are picking up the slack.
From taxis that won’t stop for them to riding at the back of buses, African-Americans have long endured discrimination within the transportation industry.
The City of San Antonio has had a tumultuous relationship with rideshare ever since it entered the market in 2014.
Council will consider changes to the ordinance that regulates taxi, limousines, and other vehicles for hire in an attempt to “level the playing field.”
City Council met Wednesday afternoon to receive updates on the negotiations regarding the operating agreement as well as a briefing on the proposed changes to Chapter 33 of the municipal code governing transportation network companies (TNC).
The City’s Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) met Tuesday afternoon to consider changes to Chapter 33 of the City code, which regulates vehicles for hire.