Click HERE to see the minutes of the Sept. 30 meeting. To see how each Councillor voted on the various motions, including Councillor Karygiannis' motion to regulate UberX immediately, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page.
Toronto rejects Transportation Network Companies: UberX will be regulated beginning immediately
September 30 (Toronto) – Today, Toronto City Council rejected recommendations from the September 8 staff report which suggested the creation of a special, second tier of regulations for UberX.
“We are pleased that Toronto Council voted against a two-tier system for transportation services and rejected the creation of Transportation Network Companies. We encourage the Toronto Police Service and Licensing By-Law officers to begin aggressive enforcement of the City’s by-laws, which will now capture UberX,” said Sam Moini, spokesperson for the Toronto Taxi Alliance.
Moini acknowledges that all of Canada is watching Toronto: “We are pleased that Council showed leadership on this vote and is setting the standard for safety and fairness across Canada. We thank Council for their votes in support of a strong taxi industry and look forward to working with the City in the years ahead to make our service even stronger.”
“It is unfortunate the Mayor has requested further study in order to change the rules to accommodate UberX in the city. We are concerned that further delay means that consumer protection and public safety will be compromised,” Moini points out.