Tag: Taxis

Big loss for Uber, Lyft in Austin, TX, referendum on ride-sharing rules

Uber and Lyft are threatening to shut down services in Austin, Texas, this morning in the wake of a punishing referendum loss that saw overwhelming public support for regulation of ride-sharing, especially strong criminal record check rules. Despite being outspent by… Read More

Guess what? Metro Vancouver residents want “vehicle for hire” service that sounds a lot like taxis

Metro Vancouver residents favour a “vehicle for hire” system that sounds a lot more like taxis than ride-sharing services like Uber, according to a new industry-sponsored poll conducted by Ipsos and released today. In fact, the Ipsos survey… Read More

Massive “disruption” of taxi sector already under way, but Victoria no closer to ride-sharing response

The Board of Trade’s appeal to Victoria to develop a comprehensive policy for ride-sharing — echoing a similar call from Vancouver city council last fall — makes the completely erroneous claim that shares in taxi companies sell for… Read More

Uber’s decision to retreat from BC market may give time for a sane ride-sharing solution

Uber’s decision to retreat, for a second time, from a launch into the BC marketplace means the door may be open, at last, to develop a sensible ride-sharing regulatory regime that balances the needs of customers with the… Read More