July 12, 2019
Earlier this week, the provincial government announced the regulations and insurance policy for ride-sharing services in British Columbia. The province will allow companies to apply to the Passenger Transportation Board by the beginning of September 2019.
Read the full announcement here.
Government says: “The suite of regulations enables the board to begin accepting applications from companies seeking to provide commercial ride-hailing in B.C. effective Sept. 3, 2019. The board will determine the supply, boundaries and fares charged to passengers. Those areas are the exclusive responsibility of the independent Passenger Transportation Board. Consultation with industry is currently underway, with decisions from the board expected this summer.”
ICBC will also have its new insurance product ready for the launch of ride-sharing in September.