Uber and Lyft Shut Down Service in Austin Over New Background Check Rules

Austin residents will have fewer taxi options as of Monday morning, after voters rejected a proposal that would have let companies like Uber and Lyft use their own background check systems when hiring drivers. Now that the Texas capital will require fingerprint background checks and other measures that would standardize service, Uber and Lyft decided to shut down operations in the city rather than comply with new regulations, [CNN...

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