Toronto cabbies are anxiously awaiting the details of a report being released today by city hall on the war between the various taxi companies and Uber.
It’s expected that said report will recommend that “ride sharing” services like Uber be better regulated and forced to pay fees and provide more comprehensive insurance for the drivers they “employ”.
In fact, insurance provider Intact is said to be working with Uber on new insurance plans to ensure that all drivers are adequately covered in case of an accident or injury.
Christine Hubbard, operations manager of Beck Taxi, feels that Uber should stop calling itself a “ride sharing” service.
The report will also recommend that cabbies drop their flat fees from $4.25 the moment you hop into a cab down to $3.25, so that taxis can compete with Uber.
Would these changes make a difference? What changes should Toronto and other municipalities make to level the playing field for all involved, while keeping customers happy?