Dockless electric scooters were deployed in San Antonio early Friday morning, despite City officials' request for a delay.
The new permit category opens up the system for taxicab drivers who own and operate their own vehicles.
San Antonio could generate millions of dollars in new revenue with a rideshare surcharge and shifting the tax collection burden onto Airbnb and similar platforms.
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.
Cab drivers were told that the Aviation Department would no longer be responsible for cleaning restrooms the drivers use at the airport's Orange Lot.
Both proposals represent ongoing attempts to solve the decline in taxi service use since ride-hailing companies first came to San Antonio in 2014.
Many Texans believe local law enforcement should cooperate with immigration authorities and be allowed to question people's immigration status.
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.
The decision to lease or purchase a vehicle can be overwhelming, and there is no easy answer as to what's the better call.