Thursday, April 7, 2016

Toronto Officials Propose Rules For Uber, Help For Taxi Drivers

Earlier today, Toronto officials proposed new rules to allow Uber (ride-hailing service) to operate in the city and let traditional taxis compete on fares. Other recommendations include; taxi companies would be permitted to offer lower rates for trips not hailed off the street.

According to Reuters, the proposed changes would create a separate license for private transportation companies, which use a smartphone app to connect passengers with private drivers who use their own vehicles.

Uber Technologies Inc's private-vehicle drivers are currently unregulated, and taxi supporters were pushing for them to be held to the same rules as taxis.

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