Uber and taxis could get some competition with new local app
Ottawa & Region

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By Jon Willing, Ottawa Sun, February 26, 2017

A tech-savvy city worker could be Uber's next competitor in Ottawa's licensed ride-ordering market.

Neville Hewage created the oRide app as the city started looking into changing the licensing system that regulates the taxi industry. After a few years working on the technology, he submitted his application in December to the city for a private transportation company licence.