Texas returns felon rideshare drivers to the streets of Austin.

In May of 2016 Austin city government had had enough of numerous convicted felons operating for Uber and Lyft on city streets, assaults on citizens by rideshare drivers and the uninsured wrecks caused by rideshare drivers.   A simple requirement was proposed by the city council for all Rideshare drivers operating in Austin to be approved through actual fingerprint background checks and to provide proof that appropriate insurance measures were taken to provide proper coverage for customers. Despite Uber and Lyft spending millions to block the legislation, it was passed…