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Newer Ride-Hailing Companies Step Up as Uber and Lyft Vanish

GetMe and Wingz apps remain in operation for transportation options (as do taxis, of course)

In the aftermath of an Austin election that convincingly defeated an Uber-and-Lyft-sponsored proposal that the City Council change laws regulating their industry, some ride-hailing companies have stepped up to make sure residents know they're available to provide that service.

One, the Dallas-based GetMe, announced before the vote that it would stay in service regardless of the election outcome; The Austin American-Statesman reported today that it is doing just that.

Another, called Wingz, serves only as transport; that company announced today that it's in place and ready to be hailed to and from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, as well as operating to serve Dallas' Love Field, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, George W. Bush Houston International Airport, and Hobby Airport in Houston.

A press release from the San Francisco-based Wingz notes that riders can prebook a ride to or from those Texas airports for a flat rate and will be able to request specific drivers.

The Statesman story also notes that UberEats has announced that it will still be operating in Austin.

Uber and Lyft Lose Austin Vote Resoundingly, Despite Spending $8.6M on Campaign [Curbed Austin]

Uber joins Lyft in suspending Austin service; GetMe app remains option [AAS]

GetMe website

Wingz website

UberEats website