Uber rival Lyft eyeing Ottawa

By Laura Osman, CBC News Ottawa, November 16, 2017

It's been one year since Uber became street legal in Ottawa; now a ride-hailing rival could be rolling into town.

Lyft, founded in 2012 and based in San Francisco, claims to be the fastest-growing on-demand transportation service in the United States. It recently announced plans to launch in Toronto, and Ottawa may not be far behind.

Bylaw manager Roger Chapman said city officials met with executives from Lyft to talk about licensing the company, and expects the company to submit a formal application soon.


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