B.C. TAXI ASSOCIATION
The Liberal Government has committed to allowing UBER and Lyft type ride sourcing operations in British Columbia if they are re-elected in May, with entry into the market in December 2017.
Our concerns continue to be:
a. Will the ride sourcing drivers meet the same standards of licensing, criminal record check, and commercial insurance as the current system for taxi drivers.
b. Will drivers be held to a higher standard to ensure competent drivers?
The BC Taxi Association fully supports the important role that the Passenger Transportation Board plays in the licensing of taxis and will fully support their role in licensing ride sourcing companies.
Failure to use this important infrastructure support will de-regulate the taxi industry with severe financial burden to all sources of transportation resulting in lower safety standards.
In the best interests of the general public, safety, and public convenience will be compromised!
The 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held on 23 April 2017 in Surrey BC. This is a very important meeting and the last prior to the next provincial election.