Ride|Austin Launches “Female Driver Mode” Feature Just in Time For SXSW 2019

While you are in Austin and attending SX besides Uber or Lyft why not try an Austin local ride sharing company that gives back to Austin non-profits? Ride|Austin just announced their new “Female Driver Mode” feature that is designed for female riders who feel more comfortable with a female driver. One may not understand why this feature is needed but I certainly do!

While at South By Southwest 2019 I had a male Uber driver verbally accost me and wouldn’t let me out of the car once stating I didn’t feel safe. The Uber app wasn’t working to end my ride since I was downtown near the convention center and service is always slow during SXSW. As an Austin local, I regret my decision to not book Ride|Austin instead.

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Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund Joins Ride|Austin’s Round Up Program

The newest addition to RideAustin’s Round Up for Hurricane Harvey Relief is the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. This is a fund created by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner to accept contributions to support the specific relief needs of the Houston community. Continue Reading →

RIDE|AUSTIN Hit The 2 Million Riders Mile Marker But Is It Enough To Stay Afloat In Austin?

In celebration of passing 2 million rides RIDE | AUSTIN hosted a scavenger hunt at marquee Austin locations starting ending Sunday June 25th at 9pm. 30 RIDE | AUSTIN t-shirts were hidden across the city – with ride credits ranging from $25-$250. In order to participate people needed to activate promo codes, take a picture with the  RIDE | AUSTIN t-shirt at the location they found it, and upload to their social media tagging  RIDE | AUSTIN and using #RAHUNT #2MRIDES.  Continue Reading →