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Yearly inspections, background checks among new citywide Uber regulations

The city of Toronto announced new regulations on ride-sharing app Uber Thursday after months of heated tension between Toronto taxis and Uber drivers. Among these regulations are yearly inspections for Uber vehicles, criminal background checks for all drivers , and “vehicle-for-hire” licences for Uber drivers. The proposal comes after months of taxi drivers protesting that Uber should be subject to […]

by Alexia Kapralos· · News, Off Campus
A Beck Taxi cab waits on Queen St. in Toronto in October 2006. (Tom Purves / Creative Commons

Licensing committee rejects recommendations to regulate Uber

Taxi drivers and Uber supporters filled Toronto City Hall Tuesday as officials met to discuss regulations for the ride-hailing app, Uber. The Municipal Licensing and Standards committee voted to adopt some of the recommendations from a licensing staff report, including reducing Toronto’s base rate for cab fares from $4.25 to $3.25 in a bid to allow taxis to compete with Uber. But the committee rejected […]

by Kascha Cassaday· · News, Off Campus