I used to drive for Lyft in Austin so I got the same message. I just thought I was special!
Airports will decide what to do. They can still require fees, and since they do have rules for taxis, presumably can require some signage for TNC. Taxis can't do whatever they want.So please correct me if I am wrong but since this bill passed you no longer need to go and get permitted by the city or get an airport sticker?
So please correct me if I am wrong but since this bill passed you no longer need to go and get permitted by the city or get an airport sticker?
Paradox, not oxymoron.Why would you or anyone else care about inspections or limits? You are not a cab driver, you are just a guy, looking at a girl, willing to give her a ride (OK, bad movie comparison). Uber, Lyft, GetMe, Fare, Fasten, Wings, whatever...... You just have to pick your player(s) and hope for the best.
I like the new regulations but it may not be to my benefit. That's the oxymoron that I have to deal with. I believe that in the long run (short term is going to be ugly) this will be a good thing. YMMV. Hopefully, I will not have to drive again for a few months as my work has called and I am leaving Houston tomorrow!
Lyft will start running TV commercials as soon as the Governor signs the bill and Lyft can get the necessary logistics in place. Once they have a drop dead date you should see the air waves full of Lyft commercials.
This link is all I could find on this House Bill. So for anyone that is planning on paying the rendition tax. I would point out to your tax collector this HB100 Section 2402.003. (2). (A). Clearly it says Local municipalities cannot tax you or your vehicle.
Sec. 2402.003. CONTROLLING AUTHORITY. (a) Notwithstanding
any other provision of law, and except as provided by Subsections
(b) and (c), the regulation of transportation network companies,
drivers logged in to a digital network, and vehicles used to provide
digitally prearranged rides:
(1) is an exclusive power and function of this state;
(2) may not be regulated by a municipality or other
local entity, including by:
(A) imposing a tax;
Um, doesn't this mean that ARA airport harassment will continue?This section also states that city's can no longer require additional permits to operate EXCEPT for airports and cruise terminals. Means those ara goons can no longer bother like they did today at hobby