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Austin Issues Cease and Desist Order Against Phone App Maker
The City of Austin says Heyride is operating illegally and has filed a cease and desist order against them.
The company advertises a for-hire transportation phone app that the public can download and choose whether they will be a driver or passenger.
But the city has a major problem with the fact that neither the drivers nor the vehicles are regulated. City officials say it puts the lives of the public in danger.
City officials say they are open to discuss permit requirements with Heyride. In the meantime, citations will be issued to those operating under the company, which is a class c misdemeanor.