Big Business is backing Uber and Lyft taxi service








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Big business backs Uber and Lyft

By ridesharenow.com






ancouver remains the largest city in North America without access to ridesharing services. As a growing technology hub facing increasing pressures on transit and transportation infrastructure, the time to allow ridesharing has long passed.

Our coalition is urging the provincial government to legislate a distinct, open-market framework to allow companies like Lyft and Uber to operate across BC as soon as possible.

Seven new organizations have joined Ridesharing Now for BC as the coalition's newest members. They will join the nine founding members by adding their voices to a public call for increased choice and competition for ridesharing in British Columbia. The effort is sponsored by Lyft and Uber.

New members include the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA), Surrey Board of Trade, Hospitality Vancouver Association, BarWatch, Cruise Lines International Association, BC Tech Association, and MADD Canada.



The new members join the coalition抯 founding organizations that include: Vancouver Board of Trade, BC Business Council, Vancouver Economic Commission, BC Chamber of Commerce, Urban Development Institute, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Finger Food Studios, and the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association.

揜idesharing Now for BC is thrilled to welcome our new coalition members, said coalition spokesperson Ian Tostenson, President and CEO of the BC Restaurants and Food Services Association. 揟hese are well known, highly respected organizations and they all feel strongly that delivering choice in ridesharing to British Columbians must get done this year. 

Ridesharing Now for BC is undertaking a letter writing campaign to MLA抯 that encourages the establishment of a legislative framework that allows for choice and competition in the ridesharing industry. The coalition is encouraging members of the public to visit their website www.ridesharingnow.com  and sign a letter to their MLA.

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