Lyft drivers hold ‘Glowstache Rally’ overnight

Lyft drivers gathered for the rally with their "glowstaches." (KXAN Photo/Richie Bowes)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Lyft drivers gathered in downtown Austin early Sunday morning for a ridesharing rally.

Around midnight, a handful of drivers showed up with their Lyft “glowstache” symbols in support of the ride-sharing company.

“We’re hoping that some kind of turnover will happen and we can come back and start driving and picking up people out here,” Lyft driver Pamela Kepler said.

The drivers expressed their frustration about Uber and Lyft leaving the city after Proposition 1 failed. Since the city ordinance did not pass, it is now required for ride-sharing companies to conduct mandatory fingerprint checks on their drivers.

Monday will mark one week since ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft stopped their operations within Austin city limits.

 

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