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Canada’s Competition Bureau calls for modernized taxi rules
Canada Competition Bureau wants to see a level playing field for taxis and ridesharing services, such as Uber. Commissioner John Pecman has called on regulators to ease price controls, eliminate taxi plate restrictions, permit street hail pick-ups, and provide incentives for accessible vehicles:
- Competition Bureau Favours Uber Over Taxis, Says Regulations Should Be Relaxed - Techvibes
- Competition Bureau urges relaxed taxi rules to level playing field with Uber - Globe and Mail
- Don’t regulate Uber, competition watchdog says - The Star
The hoopla over surge pricing
Another Halloween, another uproar over Uber's surge pricing. No one much likes it, except perhaps the drivers, but it seems this aspect of the Uber business model is here to stay.
- Stop complaining about Uber's surge pricing - Business Insider
- Avoiding Uber’s Surge Pricing – Stay Put or Take a Walk - Bidness etc
What? Taxis drop their fares to compete with Uber?
How revolutionary: taxi meters in Toronto have been reprogrammed with lower base fares in an attempt to compete with ridesharing services. While surely welcomed by passengers, it may also be annoying to realize that one has been paying inflated rates, along with all the rumbling...
- Toronto taxi base fares drop to compete with Uber - Hamilton Spectator
How ridesharing is making a difference
While the Western world argues the merits of ridesharing services, and pours energy into stopping the organic growth that users are seeking, it's a good news story elsewhere in the world. Take India...
- How Uber, Ola are changing drivers' lives - Times of India
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