UPDATED 8:30 PM ET Feb. 11, 2018 11:30 AM ET UPDATED 6:55 PM ET Jan. 30, 2019 6:05 PM ET URD: Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing companies in Texas will be allowed to operate at full capacity for the first time in the state.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s annual report, “Uber, Lyft and the Future of Texas,” was released Wednesday, highlighting a number of positive trends that Uber, the company that operates in the Lone Star State, is experiencing.
Uber and Lyft have partnered with the Texas Department of Transportation to allow ride-sharing companies to operate in the Travis County Metroplex.
In April, Uber and Lyft expanded their partnership with the Travis Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (TMA) to allow Lyft and Uber to operate within the TMA’s Greenbelt, a transit hub.
And in March, Uber became the first ride-share company in Texas to accept credit cards.
Additionally, in May, Uber agreed to expand its service to Dallas-Fort Worth and the surrounding areas in the coming months.
While Uber is currently operating with a limited number of drivers and riders in Texas, it plans to expand that number in the future, with the goal of opening its full service in the next few months.