Harry here. RSG contributor Christian Perea and I will be heading to Austin next week to talk to some drivers about what life has been like now that Uber and Lyft are gone and to meet with some of the companies looking to fill that void. You can follow along with our journey on Facebook – we’ll be posting updates, pictures and videos. And an article or two on the blog once we get back.
Today’s lead story from RSG contributor John Ince might give you deja vu though from the recent news in Austin. Uber and Lyft are now threatening to pull out of Chicago because of increased regulation and we now know that this isn’t an idle threat. But with more stories by the day of serious safety issues with TNC drivers (see below), stricter regulation could be a good thing, right?
Oh, and if you’re looking for more Uber reading, Motherboard/Vice dedicated all of last week to Uber Earth – a huge series of posts examining everything from ‘Why Everyone Hates UberPool‘ to ‘How Uber is Changing Drug Dealing‘. I also want to thank Louise Matsakis at Motherboard for her feature on me, I thought she did a great job capturing what we’re trying to do here on The Rideshare Guy and I’m happy to be able to provide so much help to drivers looking to navigate this industry 🙂