Rideshare apps generate millions of dollars for the Dallas economy because people stay out later, save time and explore new places, a Lyft survey reveals.
Lyft says its users spent an extra $36 million, the Dallas Business Journal reported. For Lyft, the favorable news comes as the Texas Legislature forms its agenda for the 2017 session that starts in January.
There’s already a senate bill that would put the state in charge of regulating rideshares. That would void laws in cities such as Austin, which passed new regulations that forced Uber and Lyft to leave town.
The rideshare companies also face stiffer regulation in Houston.
Lyft cited similar economic boosts in other cities, like in San Diego, California, where the company reported its impact will be $48.5 million, according to a report by San Diego television channel NBC7.
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