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Researchers Want to Know About Your Life Before and After Uber and Lyft

Texas Transportation Institute

Researchers from the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute want to know more about Austinites' experiences with ride-hailing companies before and after Uber and Lyft left town.

Both companies left Austin in May after voters rejected regulationsthey pushed, aimed at replacing rules passed by the Austin City Council late last year, which included fingerprint background checks for drivers.

Since then, at least half a dozen smallerride-hailing companieshave started doing business in Austin.

Researchers want to know how ride-hailing has affected people's behavior – especially the departure of Uber and Lyft. 

You can take the survey here through December 31st

Meantime, state lawmakers are expected to debate a bill early next year that would overturn Austin's fingerprinting requirement and institute statewide rules for ride-hailing companies.

Matt Largey is the Projects Editor at KUT. That means doing a little bit of everything: editing reporters, producing podcasts, reporting, training, producing live events and always being on the lookout for things that make his ears perk up. Got a tip? Email him at mlargey@kut.org. Follow him on Twitter @mattlargey.
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