Delta backs Greencab’s bid for 14 more licences

It could get easier to catch a cab in Delta.

Greencab has applied to grow its fleet by adding 14 cabs to its 109 licences.

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Greencab’s application to the Passenger Transportation Board is supported by Delta.

The provincial government this summer released a report that looked into modernizing the province’s taxi industry. That report recommended, among other things, eliminating municipal boundaries for cabs and increasing the number of taxis on the road by 15 per cent. That would mean 300 new cabs in Metro Vancouver and another 200 for the rest of B.C.

Meanwhile, when it comes to ride-sharing services, Delta council directed staff to examine the issue but hasn’t taken a formal position.

Last fall, provincial Transportation Minister Claire Trevena said her government would study safety and regulatory issues regarding ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft. The minister said at the time that report would be completed this year but ride-sharing/hailing services wouldn’t be operating any sooner than fall 2018. The government has since pushed back potential implementation until 2019.

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