BC’s Transportation minister continues to defend himself one day after changing his tone on the ride sharing app company Uber.
In 2014 Todd Stone, was ready to unleash dozens of undercover investigators to root out Uber drivers.
But Stone says his comments yesterday, that the company’s arrival is “inevitable”, is not a flip- flop.
“Nothing has really changed in the position that we have put out there on this. I have said consistently that if an operator, regardless of whether you are a ride sharing company, or a taxi operator, or a bus company, if you want to operate in British Columbia we have some rules.”
“We are hearing pretty consistently from a lot of British Columbians who see the benefits of the types of services that ride-sharing companies like Uber provide and really want to see these services offered in British Columbia.”
Despite a softening stance on Uber, the minister did repeat what he has said since 2014 that the ride sharing app needs to operate with the blessing of the Passenger Transportation Board.