About Kate Harrington

Kate Harrington Kate is a former reporter, most recently for the Austin Business Journal, where she covered real estate, economic development and transportation. Since 2010 she has been running Thumbtack Communications. Thumbtack provides writing, editing and marketing services. Before moving to Austin in 2002 Kate lived in her native New England, which she still visits often to escape the Texas heat.



Author Archives: Kate Harrington

Much Ado About Ridesharing

June 14th, 2017 | by Kate Harrington

Ridesharing is heating up, for better or for worse, in Austin. Capital Metro recently launched a pilot ridesharing program called


The Return of the TNCs

May 29th, 2017 | by Kate Harrington

National Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) Uber and Lyft are resuming operations again in Austin, as legislation establishing statewide regulations was signed



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