—Image: AP/Seth Wenig

Central Okanagan Regional District wants ride-hailing to be flexible

Regional board provides input to inquiry looking at introduction of ride-hailing in B.C.

The Central Okanagan Regional District board wants to see ride-hailing rules in B.C. that help residents living in electoral areas where transportation options are not as plentiful as they are in urban areas.

RELATED: Kelowna councillor blasts province for ride-hailing delay

Earlier this week, the board authorized chairwoman Gail Given to send a letter on its behalf responding the province’s latest request for input from Central Okanagan local governments to the provincial ride-hailing inquiry.

Similar to the input the City of Kelowna gave last week to the inquiry, the regional district says it wants ride-hailing regulations to be flexible enough to meet the variable demand of passengers while also providing a safe transportation mode and aligning with regional goals to reduce car dependency, increased mobility options and prepare the region for new mobility and technology changes in transportation.

RELATED: B.C. to allow Uber-style ride hailing services to operate in late 2019

Kelowna, in its response, said it wants no cap on the number of drivers for ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft and rules that allow taxi companies to charge similar amounts to ride-hailing services.

The regional board is made up of majority of Kelowna city council representatives as it is the largest city in the Central Okanagan Regional District area.

To report a typo, email:
newstips@kelownacapnews.com
.


@KelownaCapNews
newstips@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Helevorn comes to Kelowna on first Canadian tour

The Spaniards will bring their brand of doom metal to Kelowna May 11

Okanagan College program enacts remote smartphone chargers

Project ReCharge is making some additions to local parks

One day cat cafe comes to Lake Country

The Lake Country Art Gallery will host the adoption event

The Lonely to celebrate Roy Orbison’s music

The tribute show will come to Kelowna Sept. 27

No one hurt in West Kelowna rollover

The crash took place at Sonoma Pines Drive and Carrington Road

VIDEO: Are you concerned about Facebook leaking personal information?

Local Okanagan Facebook users speak on the social platform’s privacy settings

Memorial bench for young South Okanagan woman who died was stolen

Someone stole the stone bench that was placed at a walking bridge across the creek

VIDEO: B.C.’s waving granny gets incredible send-off from school kids

Tinney Davidson has been waving at students on their way to school for over 11 years, but is moving in a month

May the fourth be with you for Okanagan Comic Con

Second annual event expected to draw hundreds of characters

Struggling B.C. adoption agency elects new board that intends to keep it open

The previous board announced that Choices would close May 31

VIDEO: Large dust devil swirls through downtown Chase

Residents look on as column climbs about 90 feet into the air

Okanagan city caps downtown cannabis retail applications

Four currently approved, two more coming, moratorium in place, reviewed after 12 months

Vancouver man, 19, charged in human trafficking case involving teen girl

The 16-year-old girl was reported missing and later discovered in Vancouver

Okanagan school bus driver fondly remembered

Mike Moore, 56, was Vernon School District employee for 25 years before succumbing to cancer

Most Read