The Minister tasked with finding a way for taxi companies and ride sharing services to co-exist says a solution is coming.
Community and Translink minister Peter Fassbender says we will see a “made in B.C.” solution for Uber and taxi companies to both operate, but he wouldn’t say when the plan would be tabled.
“We are going to see a made in BC solution but I am not going to give you a date because we are going to make sure we do it right and we do it pragmatically and that we ask all the questions that need to be asked before we make any difinitive steps.”
Fassbender says he is busy talking to the stakeholders including addressing Metro Vancouver next month.
“What we are going to make sure of, and Minister Stone is going to do that through legislative or regulatory changes, is to make sure there is a level playing field for anyone who is providing public transportation in the future.”
The Province has done a bit of an about face over Uber, first opposing it but now talking about an inevitable sharing economy.
Edmonton is the only city in the country to levy a framework allowing Uber to operate.