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Regulating Rideshare: Uber and Lyft in Austin TX

Tyler Ann Lowe, dir. (13 min)  Wednesday 2:15 pm; Saturday 9:00 am

Why did Uber and Lyft leave one of the fastest growing cities in America? Lawyers, reporters, Austin city council members, and the drivers themselves weigh in on the core issues of regulating the sharing economy and what it means for the future of ridesharing in Austin, TX. Through meaningful dialogue and robust debate, REGULATING RIDESHARE: UBER AND LYFT IN AUSTIN TX delves into pressing questions about government, regulation, and technology, such as: In the sharing economy, should new, high-tech businesses face the same regulatory framework as their more established competitors? Should we allow the peer-to-peer market to regulate itself? How doe we keep people safe? Who gets to decide? 

Panel: "How the Sharing Economy Can Simultaneously Improve Quality, Reduce Price and Raise Incomes" Dan Mitchell, Randal O'Toole, Lesley Skousen; Matt Wood, mod.