Rural B.C. Communities Worry Class 4 Licenses Will Limit Ridesharing Drivers

More rural communities in British Columbia, despite wanting ride hailing services desperately, are also worried that the province's requirements will discourage many potential drivers. According to a new report from The Globe and Mail, the strict licence requirements could potentially discourage potential drivers, leaving more suburban and rural communities with little or no ridesharing services. "We're...

Google Maps Update Makes it Easier to Hail Ridesharing Services

Google introduced a new ride services mode to Google Maps last year as a convenient option for people to easily get where they need to go. Today, the company has announced a redesign of its Google Maps ridesharing feature, that lets you hail ridesharing services Uber, Lyft, Gett or Hailo without leaving the app. With today's updates, users will see...

Surrey Board of Trade Pushes B.C. To Embrace Ridesharing

The City of Edmonton was the first jurisdiction to adopt rules that embrace ride-sharing, and now the Surrey Board of Trade (SBOT) is lobbying the BC Government to follow Edmonton’s example, encouraging the province’s government to introduce ride-sharing legislation. The SBOT seeks support for Ride-Sharing Legislation through the BC Chamber of Commerce, to: 1. Bring […]