AUSTIN –The Texas Public Policy’s (TPPF) Center for Local Governance will host the panel, “Time to Slam the Brakes on Local Ridesharing Regulations?” at the 15th Annual Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 3:45 p.m. CST at the Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol. The panel will discuss the affect of local ridesharing regulations on the economy and how the state Legislature should address differing local regulations.

“City government overregulation of the ridesharing industry threatens to stifle a new and innovative sector of the sharing economy,” said James Quintero, director of the Center for Local Governance. “While a few cities, like Fort Worth, have embraced a free-market approach to the issue, many major metropolitans have created an onerous regulatory environment that has made it difficult, if not impossible, for these companies to operate. Given what has happened, it may be time for the Legislature to create a low and predictable level of regulation to encourage market innovation rather than drown it in red tape.” 

For over fourteen years, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. 

Members of the public and media who wish to attend may register and view the agenda at:

Keynote and select sessions will be livestreamed at: 

James Quintero is director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 

Registration for the 2017 Policy Orientation for the Texas Legislature is now open to media and the public! 

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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