In a novel twist, as reported by the Victoria Advocate, some municipalities in Texas are supporting a new bill that would shift regulatory responsibility of ridesharing companies from the many localities to the state.

HB 100 proposes to establish one set of ridesharing regulations, rather than a patchwork quilt of varied regulations throughout Texas. This type of regulatory approach often creates a framework to allow faster deployment of new technologies that may benefit both the providers and consumers; but these efficiencies must be balanced with the need to ensure appropriate controls and safety measures.

We’ll continue to monitor these accelerating developments and for more information on the Victoria Advocate’s article, click here.