Ride Sharing

Taxi Operators Ask B.C. Court to Quash Rules Allowing Uber, Lyft to Operate

Just a day after Premier John Horgan’s assured the Vancouver Taxi Association that the government will “minimize negative effects on the taxi sector” from the introduction of ride-hailing services, a group of taxi companies has asked the Supreme Court to strike down rules allowing Uber and Lyft to operate in B.C. (via Vancouver Sun). In his letter...

TransLink CEO ‘Bullish’ on Arrival of Uber, Lyft in Vancouver

In an interview yesterday with the Vancouver Sun, TransLink CEO Kevin Desmond weighed in on the eventual arrival of Uber and Lyft in Vancouver, saying that although many transit systems blame ride-hailing for their reduction in ridership, the arrival of ride-hailing companies will have little effect on the growth of transit ridership in the region. During the...

North Bay Residents Demand Ride-Sharing Services Like Uber, Lyft

Residents of North Bay have formed a new Facebook support group called ‘North Bay Needs Ride Share!’ in an effort to get ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft to come to the city, CTV News is reporting. The group has already grown to over 600 members and supporters. "It's great to provide more options. I...

Mississauga Taxis Want $50,000 from City to Compensate for Losses from Uber, Lyft

With ride-sharing companies now allowed to operate officially, Mississauga taxi drivers are requesting $50,000 per licence from the city in compensation for income loss, reports The Star. The municipality’s Transportation Network Company (TNC) pilot project was launched on July 1, 2017, which formally permitted Uber and Lyft to operate in the city. Taxi drivers say although...

British Columbia Pushing Ride-Sharing Services in the Province

According to a new report from CBC News, a total of nine organizations in British Columbia have decided to join forces to advocate in favour of ride-sharing services. Some of the organizations included Vancouver Board of Trade, B.C. Business Council, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, and San-Francisco-based ride-sharing company Lyft.   Today we launch...

TTC Officials Watch Closely as Lyft Takes Off in Toronto

Earlier this week, Lyft launched in Toronto, officially marking the company's first market outside the United States. In a statement, a public relations official for Lyft said: "Toronto was a no-brainer for us when we decided to launch internationally. It's the fourth-largest city in North America, we think Lyft's values align well with Toronto's, and...

Uber is Eager to Launch in Manitoba

As legislation to dismiss the Manitoba Taxicab Board is just around the corner, Uber is getting really eager to launch in the province. Data collected by Uber shows that more than 30,000 people opened the app in Winnipeg looking for a ride. Even though the ride-sharing company is operating in more than 40 cities in...