AUSTIN – Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Bryan Mathew, policy analyst with the Center for Local Governance, issued the following statement on Governor Greg Abbott signing House Bill 100, which establishes a predictable system of statewide regulation of ridesharing services.

          “The passage and signing of House Bill 100 is to be applauded," said Mathew. "The new law strikes down burdensome municipal ordinances that substantially raised the cost of providing ridesharing services, but that added little to no actual public safety benefit. Texans all over the state are cheering now that ridesharing companies can operate more freely in their neighborhoods. We will continue to fight for liberty in the sharing economy, and to move toward a free market in Texas’ entire transportation services sector.”

For more information or to request an interview with Mr. Mathew, please contact Alicia Pierce at apierce@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

Bryan Mathew is a policy analyst with the Center for Local Governance at Texas Public Policy Foundation.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas. The Texas Public Policy Foundation aims to advance a societal framework that effectively fosters human flourishing based upon cooperation and mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and speech.

 

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