Taxi companies not happy.
I spoke to a cab driver and he said their vehicle insurance is thousands of dollars a month compared to what ride share people will have to pay.
Just saw this also:
B.C. ride-hailing services won't be accessible to all...When services do eventually start operating, ride-hailing drivers will use their personal vehicles, which means that few, if any, rides will be able to accommodate people who are unable to transfer to a vehicle seat or use mobility aids that can’t be easily stowed in a trunk or back seat.
Taxi companies are required to have wheelchair-accessible taxis in their fleet. According to statistics from the Passenger Transportation Board, about 14 per cent of taxis in the province are accessible, and about 19 per cent in Metro Vancouver, though it can still be difficult for people with disabilities to get an accessible cab.
There is no such requirement for ride-hailing companies...
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This does not seem to be a fair playing field.
The only good thing I have heard about this is that one has to upgrade their drivers license if they want to provide ride sharing.
Also, there is a website where you can find someone driving to a location where you wish to go. Wonder who is regulating those people? Would you miss work due to a transit strike or chance this person is a safe driver and has enough insurance to cover you if in an accident?
How is ride sharing working out in your location?