Houston Matters

What’s the Future of Uber and Taxis in Houston?

Posted on · App-based service Uber has turned the paid ride landscape upside down in recent years. Amid renewed threats to leave Houston — unless the city amends regulations the company says make it hard to recruit drivers — we discuss Uber and its impact on area taxi services. We hear the thoughts of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, […]

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Uber’s Future in Houston: Wednesday’s Show (May 18, 2016)

Posted on · App-based service Uber has turned the paid ride landscape upside down in recent years. Amid renewed threats to leave Houston — unless the city amends regulations the company says make it hard to recruit drivers — we discuss Uber and its impact on area taxi services on this edition of Houston Matters.

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Ride Sharing Revisited, Parking, and Texas Highways: Houston Matters for Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Posted on · After a public hearing Tuesday, the Houston City Council may well vote on a vehicle-for-hire ordinance change that would allow for ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. That vote was initially to take place last month, but was delayed in the hopes that there might be consensus among stakeholders, including ride-sharing services and local cab […]

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Taxis & Ride-Sharing Apps Jockey for Position on Houston Streets

Posted on · Recently, a pair of Houston City Council committees began hearings on the possible entrance of Uber and Lyft, two ride-sharing services that use apps to attract customers, into the city of Houston. Council chambers were packed, mainly with supporters of established taxi and limousine companies. Council members heard a comprehensive study by Administration and Regulatory Affairs on proposed changes to […]

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Uber and Lyft, Pre-K, HISD closure update, and Seaweed: Houston Matters for Thursday, March 6, 2014

Posted on · Recently, a pair of Houston City Council committees began hearings on the possible entrance of Uber and Lyft, two ride-sharing services that use apps to attract customers, into the city of Houston. Council chambers were packed, mainly with supporters of established taxi and limousine companies. Council members heard a comprehensive study by Administration and Regulatory Affairs on proposed changes to […]

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As Rodeo Begins, Houston Taxi Rates Rise

Posted on · Houston City Council gave the nod today for taxi drivers to raise fares an average of 13 percent. But the city is also pushing for the industry to adopt technology to make cab rides safer and more efficient.