There's going to be a new, improved, and nonprofit Uber in town. Yup, some billionaire has decided to replace Uber and Lyft (who high-tailed it out-of-town after some fingerprint issues) with a new nonprofit called Ride Austin. And, maybe this thing will have "wheels" with no "owners" raking-in the dough and the ability to 'round-up". This idea kind-of reminds me of Panera's nonprofit retail store where folks could choose how much they wanted to pay. Well, anything's possible. But more importantly, what caught my eye was the following statement:
Because Ride Austin is a nonprofit, it will have similarities to other charitable organizations. “As a nonprofit, we’re going to be completely transparent” said Deshotel. This means that pay for all employees and board members will be public knowledge, and so will data.
Huh, did I miss something: pay for board members will be public knowledge? And again, what was that about no one benefits except the drivers and passengers. Tell me what I'm missing.
Here's the full article: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/ride-austin-uber-lyft/#ixzz49bK5QZBQ