5 minutes Date Enacted: Nov 1, 2015
A report produced by Victor Ngo for the City of Vancouver
Abstract (sourced from report):
New technological innovations in the passenger transportation industry in the form of “ridesourcing services” (colloquially known as “ridesharing”) are disrupting and transforming the taxi industry. The legality of these new ridesourcing services has been challenged by jurisdictions across the world. Governments have begun reform of existing vehicle for hire regulations, creating a new “transportation network companies” regulatory category for ridesourcing services. Commissioned by the CIty of Vancouver, this study has five research objectives:
The study provides a comprehensive foundation to inform future work on vehicle for hire regulations in the City of Vancouver.