Monday, November 3, 2014

KVUE News Customer Complain about Uber Surge Pricing

This Halloween night was insane for drivers of Uber and Lyft.  It was a Friday night, Halloween and F1 racing weekend.  It made for the perfect storm and the highest surge rates ever seen 10X the normal pricing during Halloween night.  KVUE did a story about it and asked me to comment on the pricing system.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

KEYE Story During ACL Weekend

KEYE News called me last week before the start of ACL, in Austin.  Melanie wanted to know if any city sting operations happen to let them know.  Friday night was quiet, but Saturday there were some reports of it happening.  I texted Melanie Torre at 512.743.4996 on Saturday night.  She was in Hill country at a reunion and not working that night.  On Sunday I got a call from Rachel Cox at 512.592.2088.  Rachel wanted to interview me for the 10:30PM News on Sunday.  Below is the news story.  One of my driver buddy Raul Perez caught a drunk driver the night before and had a dash cam video of the event.  I asked him to also speak with Rachel and his story and it was the lead story on Sunday night.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

KLBJ Talk Radio Talks Ride Share In Austin

My TV News story about my citation and impound was all over talk radio on Tuesday September 23rd.  I called into the Todd and Don show and we had an extended chat.  Apparently, they had been talking about it all morning long.  The clips are linked below.

Previous talk radio hour discussions.

Here is a summary of the Ride Share discussions

Raw audios:

Tuesday Sept 23rd 6:00 AM Audio

Tuesday Sept 23rd 7:00 AM Audio

Tuesday Sept 23rd 9:00 AM Audio

Wednesday Sept 24th 10:AM Audio

Monday, September 22, 2014

KTBC Fox 7 News Austin Showing Dash Cam

It has been four days since my citation and Fox 7 News decided to interview me about the dash cam videos today.  It was one week ago since my first interview with Rudy Koski at Fox at City Hall,  So he was happy to review what had happen over the weekend.  Rudy first called and asked if I felt if I was targeted, but I said no not personally targeted, but you never know...

Here is the story that aired during the 5PM & 9PM News

Here is the 10PM version with a different edit and sound bite.

And here is the entire interview from my dash cam.  Speed up for time purposes.  You really cant hear anything as the doors are closed. 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

KVUE News Showing Dash Cam In Action

I put my new Action camera to action on Friday night after APD and the City Transportation department cited me for not having a Chauffeurs permit or operating authority.  Below is a News story that KVUE did at 6PM and 11PM.  Also links to the entire bust is shown below.

KVUE at 11PM

Interesting Snippet.  While taking the undercover agents I see a car going the wrong way down Gaudaulpe St.

All the dash cam videos

Part 1 –  Drive with undercover City Workers

Part 2 - Being pulled over by the City and Police

Part 3 – Walk around the car while City writes citation

Part 4 – Tow Truck Pick up

Part 5 - Tow Truck Leaving Hooters

Part 6 – Pickup up a Southside

Part 7 - Getting my car back