Transportation options and expanded service is something we can all agree upon. The City of Calgary and Uber continue to work together to meet the needs of citizens who want safe, reliable, readily-available transportation choices.
Collaborating to create transportation choices
We are happy to announce that we continue to have many positive conversations with industry and stakeholders. These conversations are leading us towards the creation of a regulatory framework, which will allow transportation network companies and private for-hire vehicle drivers to operate in Calgary.
The world is changing
The world is changing the way it does business and The City is working on options that will incorporate new technologies. We strive to create an environment that fosters Calgary’s entrepreneurial spirit and that spirit includes creating smart ridesharing solutions.
We take our responsibility to keep Calgarians safe very seriously. That’s why we sought and were granted a temporary injunction against private for-hire vehicle drivers using the Uber app. Uber has agreed that it will continue to suspend its private for-hire vehicle operations in Calgary while the temporary injunction is in effect as we work towards creating smart ridesharing options.
On Nov. 16, 2015, City Council instructed Administration to prepare amendments to the Livery Transport Bylaw to regulate transportation network companies and private for-hire vehicle drivers and to present amendments to Council no later than Feb. 22, 2016.
Private-for-hire vehicles to operate in Calgary