Just in from Erik, owner of Rev EcoShuttle
Currently, REV Eco-Shuttle Houston's only all-electric Jitney does not have the ability to grow. City council recently passed an ordinance that prevents REV from applying for more permits to operate more vehicles. This was a change that we did not want and asked council repeatedly not to pass.
The city now plans to create a "Green" ordinance by mid-September that should allow REV to grow. However, after 2 meetings with the city of Houston's Administration and Regulatory Affairs (ARA) department, REV has been presented with absolutely NOTHING in writing regarding electric vehicles in the "Green" ordinance.
So, REV has been regulated to 2 vehicles. While other Jitney companies such as the Washington Wave are still allowed to purchase more vehicles.
Regardless, REV is committed to working with the City to pass a "Green" ordinance that will allow us to grow. Please support REV in being included in the new "Green" ordinance that will finally allow us to operate and grow without being hassled and bullied by regulatory changes. Please sign our petition (click here) and let city council know that THIS NEW ORDINANCE ISN'T GREEN UNLESS IT INCLUDES REV.
Erik Ibarra, Founder