Ride sharing company Uber’s win in the Ontario courts could mean the company is one step closer to starting up in other Canadian cities…like Vancouver.
In a statement, Uber Canada’s General Manager – Ian Black – says that this ruling proves a venture like Uber is the future of transportation.
And says this victory separates Uber’s model from the traditional taxi model.
Black says there are about 5,000 drivers in Ontario relying on Uber to make a living.
And an estimated 300,000 people have benefited from the service in that province.
Uber has tried to start up in Vancouver.
The company has been met by opposition by BC’s Ministry of Transportation, citing safety concerns.
Vancouver Taxi drivers also have a case against Uber that’s currently before the courts.
There’s also a petition circulating online to let the ridesharing company operate in Vancouver. To date, just over 34,000 people have signed it.