HOUSTON, TX - The great Uber debate is about fingerprints. The votes are in, and Uber and Lyft say they're out of Austin. It seems the ride-sharing company's $8 million campaign to get voters to help with changing regulations didn`t work. A vote kept Uber in New York, and it kind of worked in San Antonio last year. Uber left the home of the Alamo, only to come back a few months later with voluntary finger printing as a solution.
The question now is, what does this possibly mean for Houston?
“I think the question is will they impose any demands on the city of Houston," Mayor Sylvester Turner said.
That would mean Uber knows there`s an application fee for fingerprints. Then, why does the company says its drivers can`t afford it? Seems more like the company is telling the city, "It's our way or the highway."
Hopefully H-town gets clarity soon and maybe -- just maybe -- we can all ride happily ever after into the sunset, together.