On April 1, 2016, following several months of engagement and
consultation with citizens and ride sharing companies, the opportunity to
legally operate ride sharing services in Calgary came into effect. Two new
license categories were introduced into the livery transport bylaw –
Transportation Network Company (TNC) and Transportation Network Driver. The
regulations were developed on the basis of citizens’ desire for more options in
the for-hire transportation sector, with the primary concern of ensuring safety
standards with respect to vehicle inspections, criminal background checks and
insurance were being maintained by ride sharing companies.
A new insurance policy for TNCs became available in Alberta
as of July 1, 2016. Alberta is the first province to develop a policy
specifically for TNCs. The TNC insurance solution has been approved by Alberta’s
Superintendent of Insurance, and is activated as soon as a driver accesses the
app to provide for-hire rides. Read here
for what you need to know about Taxi, Limousine and Transportation Network
Company Rates and Fares.
To date, four local companies have successfully applied for
and become licensed including TappCar, Cowboy Taxi, Allied, and Ride Please. I am supporting the efforts of the City of
Calgary Livery Transport Services team that is diligently working to help
facilitate the entrance of other interested applicants including Uber.
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