Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw Review
The Vehicle-for-Hire Bylaw came into effect in July 2016. It was created to:
- provide more opportunities for vehicle-for-hire drivers
- establish a set of rules for private transportation companies (PTCs), including rules around safety, insurance and record keeping
- establish a more flexible set of rules for the taxicab and limousine industry by reducing regulatory burden
- provide access to accessible ground transportation
The City is undertaking a review of the bylaw as well as responding to a number of outstanding directives from Licensing and Standards Committee and City Council and will include:
- how to proceed with an accessibility strategy
- results of a congestion management study and a labour market impact study
- recommendations for addressing new and/or outstanding issues
A report on the results of the review is expected at the Licensing and Standards Committee in the second quarter of 2019.
Staff have developed a four-phase plan beginning in summer 2018. The plan includes:
Phase One: Public Consultations and Launching Studies – Q3 and Q4 2018
Phase Two: Executing Studies and Internal Research – Q4 2018 and Q1 2019
Phase Three: Final Analysis – Q1 2019
Phase Four: Report to Committee – Q2 2019
This review will involve comprehensive research and broad stakeholder and public engagement.
Staff will host several consultation sessions beginning in mid-September to discuss the following:
- mandatory equipment (including cameras and passenger rear view mirrors)
- vehicle requirements
- rates and tariffs
- safety measures
Interested stakeholders will be notified to participate in the consultation process. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be notified of the consultations.