Uber / Lyft Leaving Austin Over Background Checks

Created by Administrator 09 May 2016 @ 08:30
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Uber and Lyft suffered a defeat in a Saturday election in Austin as voters backed a measure requiring fingerprint background checks for drivers.

The two companies spent more than $8 million to repeal a city ordinance requiring the fingerprint-based criminal checks and launched what turned into the most expensive race in the Texas capital's history.

Both plan to shut down operations there, rather than comply with the ordinance. 

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/r-uber-lyft-spend-big-lose-big-in-texas-vote-on-driver-fingerprinting-2016-5


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