January 07, 2016

Could this cab company spokesperson's plan end the war between taxis and Uber -- so both sides win?

Rebel Staff
 

My former colleague at Sun News, Alex Pierson, is now a spokesperson for Toronto's Co-Op Cabs.

I'm a big fan of Uber, but wanted her to sit down with me and explain the taxi industry's side of the story.

Some of what Alex says might surprise you, including her ideas for creating a win-win solution for both parties.

Incredibly, it involves LESS regulation.

WATCH and see what you think!

 

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commented 2016-01-07 18:00:06 -0500
If the problem is the over-regulation of the cab industry, the same one that kept it a very private, profitable, and cozy affair for so many years for politicians and cab owners, then have the cab owners just walk away from the cab industry and join ridesharing apps.The cab owners have for years benefited from over-regulation. They now wish to do away with that same system that now strangles them. Tough isn’t it. Hold the public to ransom for decades with a rotten system, and now that rotten system harms the very people that have greatly profited from it for the sake of the cab owners. I say let it ride.
commented 2016-01-07 18:00:00 -0500
If the problem is the over-regulation of the cab industry, the same one that kept it a very private, profitable, and cozy affair for so many years for politicians and cab owners, then have the cab owners just walk away from the cab industry and join ridesharing apps.The cab owners have for years benefited from over-regulation. They now wish to do away with that same system that now strangles them. Tough isn’t it. Hold the public to ransom for decades with a rotten system, and now that rotten system harms the very people that have greatly profited from it for the sake of the cab owners. I say let it ride.
commented 2016-01-07 17:50:03 -0500
The market does not belong to the taxi cab owners or plate owners. It doesn’t belong to anyone. The cab companies for years have bribed the politicians to keep the numbers of taxis down. Now that corrupt system is done. The Ride-sharing apps and companies are taking over. The over regulated cab industry that lines the pockets of politicians and plate owners is dead.
commented 2016-01-07 16:23:22 -0500
Never get into a Cab that is driven by a Muslim, they are all Camel Jockeys and a hazard to humanity, besides, you don’t know what is under the back seat.
commented 2016-01-07 16:01:32 -0500
I knew about the taxi plate issue, city forcing where a cab could go, rates and so forth. I did not know that the city directs the make and model of car that can be used and the shop that can be used for maintenance and repair. There certainly are a number of things that need to be changed.
commented 2016-01-07 14:30:45 -0500
John Whale commented 5 mins ago

There is more to it than insurance. There’s matter of a taxi plate. Which is essentially the same thing as a commercial plate issued by the province. Only taxi plates are issued by municipalities. They are expensive, and uber vehicles don’t have them, taxis are forced to have them. Along with other re4gulations forced on taxis that add cost, and again, uber drivers don’t have those costs, so it’s nowhere near level playing field.
commented 2016-01-07 14:19:01 -0500
When I’ve queried UberX drivers about insurance they’ve told me that when driving around they are on they’re own insurance. As soon as they pick up a client Uber insurance kicks in. When the ride ends, they are back their own.