Today, Uber has started a petition to bring its service to Calgary.
The company says that transportation in Calgary is limited and Uber would provide the variety at a cost that is more affordable than city taxis and limos. Currently, the cost of a taxi in Calgary can cost an average of $80 for a ride that is less than 15 minutes.
“Under the current regulations, you can’t catch a limo or sedan ride in Calgary for less than $80 —even if it’s only a 15-minute trip. Oh—and you have to arrange that ride at least 30 minutes in advance. That doesn’t put consumers first and simply isn’t the Uber way; we connect users with the safest and most reliable ride, at the best possible price, when they need it.”
“On September 8, Calgary City Council will receive a biased and misleading report from a city-run committee stacked with players from the BIG taxi and limo industry. This committee of ‘advisors’ continues to advance a protectionist agenda that outlaws rider choice and preserves the status quo.”
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