RideAustin Users Drop by a Third After Return of Uber and Lyft
The company claims they’ve provided nearly two million rides to Austin.
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Local ride-hailing company RideAustin says they have seen a 36 percent decline in their ride volume this week in compared to last week, when Uber and Lyft were not operating in Austin.
“Now we need your help to keep our local non-profit alive,” the group sent out in an email. The ride-hailing giants returned to Austin on Monday, more than a year after the two companies left, when an attempt to do away with the city’s fingerprint-based background checks for drivers failed.