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