Uber, City of Ottawa agree on accessibility surcharge - Ottawa - CBC News

By CBC News Ottawa, August 23, 2017

The City of Ottawa and ride-hailing service Uber have agreed on the amount of a surcharge that will eventually go toward supporting accessible transportation in the capital.

Seven cents from every Uber trip will now end up in a municipal reserve fund, said Anthony Di Monte, the city's general manager of emergency and protective services, in a memo to city council Wednesday.

The "voluntary" surcharge will be applied retroactively to trips taken since Oct. 4, 2016 — the date Uber was licensed to operate in the city, Di Monte said.


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