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Statement from Mayor Doug McCallum - Ride-hailing

August 27, 2019

In the wake of the Passenger Transportation Board announcement of further ride-hailing regulations in B.C. last week, my position has remained consistent for years: I do not support ride-hailing. These new regulations would allow ride-hailing companies the ability to pick up across boundaries, while the taxi industry must abide by limits. This would create an unlevel playing field. I am also not in favour of allowing unlimited fleet size for ride-hailing companies. This lack of regulation will negatively impact the environment and increase congestion. It will also negatively impact the existing taxi industry, who has loyally served Metro Vancouver’s residents for decades.

I have sent a letter to Premier John Horgan voicing my concerns and will continue to advocate for the taxi industry.

Mayor Doug McCallum



Media inquiries:

Amber Stowe
City of Surrey