Central Texas ride-hailing service ScoopMe plans to shut down Wednesday, according to a message posted on the company’s Facebook page.
ScoopMe was one of several startups that raced to fill the void earlier this year when Uber and Lyft left Austin after losing a contentious election that centered on forcing drivers to be fingerprinted before they could hit the road and pick up fares.
“While we are grateful for all of the support, we do not feel that we can provide a good service to the passenger while providing enough rides for the drivers to make enough money,” the message said, in part.
ScoopMe said it will go dark at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday.
The company said it would continue with fundraising efforts and look at possible alternatives early next year.
While ScoopMe will soon leave, there are still several alternatives, including Fare, Fasten and RideAustin.
The 512tech team tested seven of the services earlier this year.
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