Update: As of May 29th, 2017, Uber and Lyft have both returned to Austin. The alternatives below are still totally viable, but now that the big dogs are back in the game, Austin's ride-sharing scene is about to become even more competitive.
With all the scrutiny at SXSW, including that unfortunate outage that lit up Twitter with vitriol, and the new ride-sharing bill in the legislature, the conversation around on-demand rides is still topping the hot-button list for Austin. Since May 2016, users of Uber and Lyft have had to seek alternative sources for lifts around town. Given the long ride-times and inconvenient schedules available through CapMetro, that means our homegrown guys are getting the goods… and a couple have proven themselves to be pretty on par with the industry gorillas.