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Examining the Edmonton Model for Uber
Examining the Edmonton Model for Uber
What are your thoughts on Edmonton’s approach to dealing with Uber?
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Examining the Edmonton Model for Uber
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The City of Edmonton recently passed the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw, which regulates Uber and allows the company to operate in Edmonton. Some of the highlights of this bylaw include:

• Uber drivers will pay an annual licensing fee of $400/vehicle and $60/year to the city
• Uber will pay dispatch fees similar to those that taxicab companies pay. They will also pay the City $0.06 for every ride that Edmonton-based Uber drivers provide
• Uber drivers will be required to obtain a Class 1, 2 or 4 driver’s license and undergo a criminal background check to operate in Edmonton
• Vehicles used by Uber drivers require an annual inspection by a licensed mechanic

The full details of Edmonton’s Vehicle for Hire Bylaw can be found at http://www.edmonton.ca/bylaws_licences/licences_permits/vehicle-for-hire-bylaw.aspx

Do you feel that these requirements are reasonable for Uber drivers? Will complying with them mean that the Uber service can continue to provide the benefits of its service for which it has become known? Does this create a level playing field with taxis? Share your thoughts and ideas in the box below.

More Info:
The full details of Edmonton’s Vehicle for Hire Bylaw
Uber Across Canada: Interactive Map

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