The city won’t delay making Uber legal, even though taxi plate owners are making a potentially precedent-setting claim that they’re owed millions because of a major change in municipal licensing.
“We’re proceeding full-steam ahead,” Mayor Jim Watson said Monday.
“We think the public certainly want choice when it comes to transportation in the City of Ottawa. The taxi industry has really had a monopoly for decades. I’m very comfortable with where we are legally and procedurally to move forward with alternative forms of transportation, like Uber and other ride-sharing companies, on a go-forward basis.”http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/city-wont-delay-uber-legalization-because-of-massive-taxi-lawsuit