ride hailing

Burnaby RCMP Cracks Down on Illegal Ride-Hailing Drivers

In partnership with the Passenger Transportation Board, the Burnaby RCMP has cracked down on illegal ride-hailing drivers in the region, with a series of stings already netting more $57,000 in fines this year (via Burnaby Now). “We wish to remind those who engage in ride hailing to #staylegal,” tweeted Burnaby RCMP. “Which means having the appropriate...

Burnaby RCMP Fines $28,000 to 17 Illegal Ride-Hailing Drivers

According to a report by Burnaby Now, Burnaby RCMP traffic enforcement officers have issued nearly $28,000 worth of tickets to 17 illegal ride-hailing drivers. The fines range from distracted driving to faulty commercial vehicles to illegal ride-hailing services. Despite ride-hailing being legal in Burnaby and the rest of Metro Vancouver, many drivers around the region...

Ottawa Councillor Wants Uber, Lyft Drivers to Outfit Vehicles with Decals

Following sexual assault charges recently laid against a man posing as Uber driver, Ottawa city councillor Riley Brockington has introduced a motion at the city's community and protective services committee meeting, calling for a new taxi bylaw that requires ride-hailing services to display some type of decal on vehicles, CBC News is reporting. For those who aren’t aware of the incident, a...

Apple Receives Board Seat At Didi Chuxing After $1B Investment

Weeks ago, Apple invested $1 billion into China-based ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing. Now, according to a recent regulatory filing reported by The Information, Apple received a seat on the board of the Chinese company, though the appointment in late June was not disclosed at the time of investment. Tim Cook with Didi Chuxing president Jean […]