Edmonton City Council Proposes Draft Ridesharing Regulations

We commend Mayor Iveson and Edmonton City Council for being among the first Canadian cities to propose regulations for ridesharing. We look forward to working with the City on rules to promote the interests of riders and drivers.

Regulations that require ridesharing drivers to individually obtain licences and pay high fees just to get on the road are unworkable, as most driver partners sign up on a short-term or part-time basis. With such rules, riders face the prospect of higher prices and unreliable service. Other cities that have regulated ridesharing have instead adopted a model that licenses ridesharing companies directly. We look forward to positive consultations on these matters.

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