Groups call for ride-hailing services in Victoria:We need additional options
Now that many COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, tourists are returning and bars and restaurants are filling up.
That has prompted the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association to renew its call to the province to allow large ride-hailing companies, including Uber and Lyft, to operate in the capital.
“The transportation infrastructure isn’t there to support (the increase in tourism),” said Ian Tostenson, the association’s president and CEO.
It’s a call that the Downtown Victoria Business Association (DVBA) supports.
“As things have opened up, it’s increasingly clear that we need additional options,” said Jeff Bray, the DVBA’s executive director.
Bray says the taxi industry provides a great service, but he’s hearing from the business community he serves that more options are needed.
“We really need to provide as many options as we can to allow people to make the smart choice to get home safely rather than get behind the wheel while they’re impaired by alcohol or drugs,” said Dumschat.
A few smaller ride-sharing companies have been granted permission to operate in the region. One of those companies is called Lucky To Go.
It currently has 10 drivers and wants to expand, but says an ongoing labour shortage is making that difficult.
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