Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill Monday that lessens the restrictions on the ride-sharing companies.
"You know, we live in a country that its hallmark is freedom itself, and it's so disappointing that we gather today in a city that rejected and jettisoned that very freedom from the customers who wanted to have a choice about which transportation provider they could choose," Abbott said in Austin.
In Houston, Lyft is set to make a return to the Bayou City on Wednesday at 2 p.m. The company is "actively recruiting" drivers to be ready for the restart.
Lyft's competitor, Uber, returned to Galveston on Monday after a hiatus in the city.
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