TNC Service Requirements, Austin, Texas, 2015

  • Date Enacted: Feb 1, 2016

Summary

In December 2015, Austin’s city council passed an ordinance amending its previous requirements for TNC operations within the city.  Among the regulations outlined in the ordinance was a requirement that TNC drivers pass a driver history check and a fingerprint-based criminal background check.  As a result of the ordinance both Lyft and Uber ceased operations in Austin in May 2016.

This ordinance replaces the previous Austin TNC ordinance.

Citation: 20151217-075

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