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.
Starting Tuesday, rideshare drivers who pass a 10-point background check will receive a $25 gas card provided by SAPD, Centro San Antonio, and Tech Bloc.
Vazquez, 40, was charged with a second-degree felony of sexual assault and was being held on a $50,000 bond in the Bexar County jail.
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.
Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing companies will continue to operate in San Antonio under a four-year plan that allows optional fingerprint background checks.
The City of San Antonio has had a tumultuous relationship with rideshare ever since it entered the market in 2014.
City staff presented City Council with a number of rule changes for both rideshare and more traditional transportation services on Wednesday.
San Antonio, like many major cities, has had an on-again, off-again relationship with rideshare ever since it entered the vehicle for hire 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.”
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.