In an effort to bring its ride-sharing service to Halifax, Uber Canada has shared a link to a survey being carried out by the Halifax Regional Municipality that asks residents for their thoughts about taxi service in the area.
“We are very confident that the survey will show the demand for increased new mobility options for residents, Chris Schafer, Uber Canada’s public policy manager told CBC News. The results of the survey and a larger report are expected in the coming months.
Schafer revealed that the link has been shared using several ways, including e-mail and social media, to let the residents of Halifax know HRM is seeking their feedback. The link has been sent to thousands of residents who have used the Uber App in other places. The deadline to complete the survey is Oct. 11.
“We feel those people when they come back to Halifax, would like to have the same opportunity that other Canadians and people around the world currently enjoy,” said Schafer. “We are hopeful that will be reflected in the survey.”
“We were made aware that Uber had shared the link to the survey, which is a good thing,” said Erin DiCarlo, an HRM spokesperson. “We are looking for as much feedback as we can get so having that extra boost is certainly helpful.”
Halifax Regional Council has also said that it will use the survey’s results for future decisions about taxi policies.