Rideshare ScoopMe shutting down service for now

AUSTIN - After a few months operating in the Austin rideshare market, Austin-basted startup ScoopMe announced on Facebook they were discontinuing service effective Nov. 30, 2016, at 11:59 p.m.

The company said in a Facebook post they felt they could no longer provide a good service for passengers and still provide enough rides for drivers to earn a living.

The company added they would continue to fundraise and reassess their hiatus during the first quarter of 2017.

The rideshare company is one of many that popped up in the Austin-area after Uber and Lyft left town. 

However, Uber could be another commanding rival for ScoopMe if it does decide to return next quarter. According to a report from the Texas Tribune, an Uber spokesman confirmed the company would be willing to negotiate in order to come back to Austin.

(© 2016 KVUE)


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