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  1. Austin
    Hey! I’m an UT Austin student and Co-Founder of Tuktuk, an Austin-based ridesharing startup. We are looking to doing research on Austin ridesharing, more specifically Uber, and I was hoping to learn more about the drivers' perspective. Here’s a quick 2-4 minute survey that would greatly help us...
  2. Austin
    Hey y'all, I'm new to Austin and plan to begin driving for Uber for about 15-20 hours a week. I was wondering what the usual hourly wage is driving near West Campus and Downtown Austin over the summer. I know that this is our second summer in Covid so do y'all expect it to be lower than usual...
  3. Introductions
    I began my driving career on Uber Black when that's all that existed in DFW (2013-14). I drove a 2011 black suburban back then, and tried to build a following of clients and figure out how the business really worked. I must have done a good job because now I have two 2019 Suburban, a GMC Yukon...
  4. Austin
    Work Search Requirement to be Reinstated for Unemployment Insurance on July 6 Date: June 16, 2020 Media Contact: Cisco Gamez Phone: 512-463-8556 Benefits will continue, but recipients must search for new jobs AUSTIN -The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) announced today that the work search...
  5. San Antonio
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/06/media/sxsw-preparation-coronavirus/index.html South by Southwest, the annual tech, film and music conference in Austin, has officially been canceled because of the coronavirus. The decision, announced by city authorities on Friday, came just two days after Austin...
  6. Houston
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/06/media/sxsw-preparation-coronavirus/index.html New York (CNN Business) South by Southwest, the annual tech, film and music conference in Austin, has officially been canceled because of the coronavirus. The decision, announced by city authorities on Friday, came...
  7. Dallas
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/06/media/sxsw-preparation-coronavirus/index.html New York (CNN Business)South by Southwest, the annual tech, film and music conference in Austin, has officially been canceled because of the coronavirus. The decision, announced by city authorities on Friday, came...
  8. Quit
    Anyone have any experience with HyreCar?
  9. Vehicles
    Anyone have any experience with HyreCar?
  10. Advice
    Hyre car experience?
  11. Advice
    Almost every major hotel is fully booked for sxsw. Forgetting the central/dt hotels. It can be lucrative to linger at the let’s say the Westin inside the domain or the renaissance in the Arboretum during tech week for sxsw.
  12. Austin
    Frankly, I was wondering why It was taking Austin so long to go after Arcade City; but it seems that the long arm of the law caught up with some drivers- https://cbsaustin.com/news/local/sting-operations-target-arcade-city-ride-hailing-drivers Drivers that take cash trips, street hails, and...
  13. Austin
    UPDATED SURVIVAL TIPS: (updated info in bold) SURVIVAL TIPS for the Austin Airport TNC lots (or how to prevent from getting a ticket): Only park in a marked, legal parking space If there are no parking spaces leave the lots and drive somewhere else in the city. When the lot is full, it's full...
  14. Austin
    Probably the worst place to be this year will be the airport ... starting 2 days ago, Airport Security started restricting the TNC lot and they only allowed cars onto the lot if there were available parking spaces ... additionally, they have a nifty app on their cell phones that matches car...
  15. Austin
    Everything you ever needed to know about driving at ACL ... but were afraid to ask. This is my 4th ACL driving pax ... though there are a few salty drivers who drove illegally in 2014 and made an obscene amount of money. Let's face it, we'll never make as much this year as we did in 2015...
  16. Austin
    *August was such a craptastic month, that I'm starting September early. Well, the UT students are back ... but instead of fewer drivers, last night there were 109+ drivers in the airport queue - craptastic! Conventions: 9-10 > Fair Hair Show (12k) 12-13 > American Bar Asso. (2k) 15-16 >...
  17. Austin
    Thank God for RideAustin! If you're not already promoting RA to all your U/L pax you need to start now! Uber multiplier surge is dead - drivers only get a "commission" ($ add-on) based on the multiplier (x) that Uber charged pax. Lyft primetime will be dead soon - as soon as "Personal Power...
  18. Technology
    Maybe it's an Austin (TX) only bug but during the past week 90% of the Uber "60+" & "45+" trips have been much shorter. Personally, I had the issue 5 times in the past week ... and yesterday's "60+" trip turned out to only be 17 minutes long. It's happened to me both at the airport & COTA ...
  19. UberEATS
    Seen the higher rates in separate areas of the city & even outside the city itself, but this high end boost is in the middle of the ocean!
  20. Austin
    We, in Austin, have one rideshare advantage that almost no other city has ... we have an alternative to Uber & Lyft ... with RideAustin. Now that both Uber & Lyft are "cooking the books" and starting their own versions of paying the driver based on a different fare total than they are...
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