The signature petition drive was a success. Congrats to Ridesharing Works as well as the many TAG activists that collected signatures over the last couple of weeks.
From Texas Tribune:
“With less than two weeks to go before Austin’s stricter vehicle-for-hire ordinance goes into effect, Ridesharing Works — a group supported by Uber and Lyft — says it has collected 65,103 signatures on a petition to overturn the new regulations or force a public vote on them.
If enough signatures are certified, the petition would force city leaders to choose between reverting to looser ridesharing rules adopted in 2014 or putting the new ordinance up for a vote on May 7. Once the city clerk’s office has validated the signatures, the Austin City Council will have 10 days to make a decision.”