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When will ride-hailing arrive in British Columbia?

December 3, 2019 The Canadian Press

VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan says ride-hailing is on its way to British Columbia and if the service isn’t available by Christmas it shouldn’t be seen as a government failure. The premier says the approval process to bring ride-hailing services

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Taxi companies want B.C. Supreme Court to quash ride-hailing rules

September 5, 2019 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – A coalition of nine taxi companies in Metro Vancouver has asked the B.C. Supreme Court to quash ride-hailing rules it says were illegally created for companies such as Uber and Lyft. The companies say in their petition that

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Insurance available for ride hailing July 16 in B.C.

July 9, 2019 Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – The journey to bring ride-hailing to British Columbia came closer to a destination Monday as the provincial government announced it will start accepting applications in September for companies to enter the market. Safety, insurance and penalty rules and

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Female-centred ride hailing apps on the rise

April 3, 2018 by Jason Contant

The women behind the slowly growing number of ride-hailing apps catering to female passengers and drivers say the hurdles they’ve had to overcome to get their services on the road demonstrate exactly why they’re necessary in the first place. Women

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Ride-hailing on its way to B.C.

February 19, 2018 Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – Ride-hailing is on its way to British Columbia after the online services received the unanimous support of an all-party committee of the legislature on Thursday. The committee made 32 recommendations to help pave the way for introducing and

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Coalition launches campaign to bring ride-hailing to province

February 7, 2018 The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Eight organizations in British Columbia are joining forces to advocate for ride-hailing services in the province as soon as possible. The Ridesharing Now BC coalition has been formed by groups including the Vancouver Board of Trade, BC Business

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Provincial board approves new ride-hailing insurance rates

January 16, 2018 The Canadian Press

WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Public Utilities Board has approved new insurance rates for ride-hailing company drivers that businesses such as Uber and Lyft have said will keep them setting up shop in Winnipeg. The board has given approval to a Manitoba

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Liability of self-driving automakers in the spotlight

November 15, 2017 Michael Liedtke - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SAN FRANCISCO – California regulators are embracing a General Motors recommendation that would help makers of self-driving cars avoid paying for accidents and other trouble, raising concerns that the proposal will put an unfair burden on vehicle owners. If adopted,

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Ride-hailing service Lyft expanding to Toronto market in first push outside U.S.

November 13, 2017 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Ride-hailing company Lyft is bringing its service to Canada. The company announced Monday that it is coming to Toronto in what will be its first expansion outside of the United States. “Our passports are packed and we’re crossing

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Uber launches fleet of mapping vehicles in Vancouver ahead of fall rollout

August 10, 2017 The Canadian Press (CPSTF)

VANCOUVER – A popular ride-hailing company wants to get the lay of the land as it gears up to hit the streets of Metro Vancouver by the end of the year. Uber Canada is launching an urban mapping program this

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Lyft forms own autonomous vehicle unit, will open network

July 24, 2017 The Associated Press

DETROIT – Lyft said Friday that it is setting up its own unit to develop autonomous vehicle technology, but its approach will be different from other companies and partnerships working on self-driving cars. The San Francisco-based ride-hailing service said it

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Waymo, Lyft to team up on self-driving vehicles

May 15, 2017 The Associated Press

NEW YORK – Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google’s parent Alphabet Inc., and Lyft Inc. are teaming up to road test autonomous cars in a potential challenge to Uber Technologies Inc. In its statement, Lyft said Waymo holds