The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released the paper Replacing Ridesharing Red Tape with a Red Carpet by TPPF’s Center for Local Governance Policy Analyst Bryan Mathew and R Street Institute Senior Fellow and Southwest Region Director Josiah Neeley. The paper examines the economic and public safety effects of varying municipal regulations restricting ridesharing in Texas.

          “Cities all over Texas have been driving out ridesharing through onerous, anti-competitive regulations,” said Mathew. “The Texas Legislature should step in to prevent local overreach and preserve a healthy ridesharing market.” 

          “Texas needs to make sure that the engine of the state's economy isn't being strangled by local overregulation,” said Neeley. “The purest form of local control is the individual's decision whether to use a particular service.” 

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To schedule and interview with Mr. Mathew or Mr. Neeley, please contact Caroline Espinosa at [email protected] or (512) 472-2700.

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

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