Calgary Taxi Industry Demands Changes to Bylaws Governing Ride-Share Companies
While complaining that taxi drivers are struggling to compete with Uber and other ride-share services, Calgary's taxi industry is demanding changes to the city's livery transport bylaws, which govern how both taxis and ride-shares are allowed to operate (via CBC News). Taxi drivers are "having a tough time making ends meet and now are doing second jobs...
Lyft Looks to Enter Ottawa’s Ride-Sharing Market, Taxi Drivers ‘Floored’ by City’s Treatment
On Thursday, Bylaw Chief Roger Chapman confirmed that Lyft met with Ottawa’s bylaw department about operating in the nation’s capital. Earlier this week, the San Francisco-based ride sharing service announced that it would be expanding into Canada, starting with Toronto. Lyft, which works pretty much like Uber, will require a private transportation company (PTC) licence from city […]