PFLUGERVILLE, Texas — The Pflugerville City Council on Tuesday approved a voucher rideshare program with Uber and Maruti, according to a report from KVUE's media partners at the Austin American-Statesman.
The decision to approve the $270,000 contract with TRIPP Ridesharing Consultants, in conjunction with Uber and Maruti, came after Pflugerville officials said they would evaluate other organizations to provide transportation apart from Capital Metro's Pickup program.
The Statesman reports that under the voucher program, the City of Pflugerville will pay a portion of Uber rides that start and end within the city limits. Pflugerville residents would only have to pay a small fee while the City covers the remaining costs to a certain limit. The program will also include access to wheelchair accessible vehicles for passengers that need them.
The voucher program is scheduled to begin on Oct. 1, following the Sept. 30 end of Pflugerville's pilot program with CapMetro's Pickup service.
The Statesman reports that the Pflugerville City Council will further discuss the voucher program at a September meeting. At that time, it will establish the program's name, service areas, the amount the City will pay per ride and the umber of vouchers that will be given out per month.
To learn more, read the Statesman's full report.
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