Uber approaching one year street legal in Ottawa
CTV Ottawa News

By CTV News Ottawa, September 13, 2017

It has been almost one year since Uber received its “private transportation company” license from the City of Ottawa making its vehicles and drivers legal on city streets. The popular ride-sharing company hit Ottawa roads in October 2014, operating illegally until September 30th, 2016, when the city of Ottawa changed the taxi by-laws.

"There are obviously a lot of taxi drivers that are not happy with it because it has increased competition for them, but the reports I have heard back from our staff there has been good cooperation in terms of the accessibility fee that is going to be charged, registration and so on," said Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson.


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