It appears UberX is cutting into TTC and GO Transit ridership.
A new survey, done by Harris Poll on behalf of Beck Taxi, finds about 32% of UberX users in the city say they don’t use public transit as much as they used to, thanks to the ride share.
And 25% expect their usage of TTC and GO will decline over the next 6 months.
“Our city needs to take a moment of pause to consider how the TTC and GO Transit could be negatively affected by the continued growth of a black-market taxi service.”- Kristine Hubbard, Operations Manager at Beck Taxi.
Cab drivers in the city are behind a push to rid the city of Uber and UberX, saying they are operating in Toronto illegally and are taking away their business.
They want to see Council level the playing field. The issue is up for debate at the next meeting.