Public and industry input invited on regulations for Toronto's ground transportation industry
The City of Toronto is undertaking a review of the operations of Uber and similar technologies, including the public's interest in them and their impacts on Toronto's taxicab and limousine industries.
Key areas of the review will include:
- What bylaw changes are necessary to bring new and emerging technologies into regulation as part of the City's for-hire ground transportation industry;
- How the City can ensure public safety and consumer protection are maintained; and
- How the City can ensure a level playing field is established and maintained with respect to commercial insurance, driver training, equality of fares and other licensing issues.
Members of the public and the ground transportation industry are invited to participate by taking an online survey, available at http://bit.ly/1S8vxx8 until August 14, 2015. In addition to the online survey, public input will be gathered through research conducted by IPSOS Reid, including a general population survey of Toronto residents, focus groups and individual interviews.
City staff will host several roundtable meetings with key stakeholders including taxi and limousine drivers and owners, taxi brokerages, limousine service companies, Uber and other technology-oriented service providers.
More information about the review and current regulations is available at http://bit.ly/1rOu4Qv.
City Staff will report the consultation findings and recommendations to the Licensing and Standards Committee on September 18.