A court ruling in Ontario has taxi drivers in Vancouver worried Uber might be coming to the city sooner than expected.
A judge in Ontario ruled against the city of Toronto Friday, saying there is no significant evidence the ride share company breached city bylaws.
Mohan Kang with the BC Taxi Association says that Uber calling themselves a “communications company” is a way for them to get out of following the same regulations taxi drivers do.
“Uber…what they want to bring to British Columbia is illegal…it’s wrong…
Kang says because of this, Uber should have to follow the same regulations taxi drivers do.
“Doesn’t matter what they say, in plain language Uber is doing what the taxi industry does so in other words Uber is doing the taxi’s job.”
Uber released a statement yesterday saying this ruling in Ontario shows that ride share companies are the future of transportation.