A city hall fight for standardization measures as Uber tries for Calgary

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email A city hall fight for standardization measures as Uber tries for Calgary by News Staff Posted Feb 9, 2015 7:11 am MDT There is a fight against a taxi outfit now recruiting drivers in Calgary that has already begun illegally operating in Edmonton. Councillor Diane Colley-Urquhart tells City she is asking council Monday to lobby for a provincial ride-hailing strategy that would help standardize the practice of app-based systems like Uber, in both major cities.“At the end of the day what this is about is getting a taxi ride off the internet where you don’t know who you’re contacting, you don’t know who the driver is, you don’t know what kind of insurance they have on their vehicle,” Colley-Urquhart said.While Calgary taxi companies may hope Uber doesn’t get a stronghold here, Edmonton plans to file a legal injunction to stop the company from using its freelance drivers. Alberta Transportation has yet to launch any official active review into the regulatory implications. read more