Toronto Taxi Drivers Protest vs Uber and the city lack of bylaws enforcements

Toronto Taxi Drivers Protest vs Uber and the city lack of bylaws enforcements

by Roberto Machado Noa

Toronto Images was present during the protest of the Taxi drivers of the city against Uber, UberX and the lack of bylaws enforcement by the city. The main point was the FAIRNESS isssue. The taxi drivers are competing with Uber with different regulations Taxi drivers must be registered, pay a license to the city, fees, change tires every certain amount of km, and other requirements...Uber's cars on the other hand are private and they operate outside this frame. The city has placed regulations for Uber to meet, however, the police has said they don't have enough man power to enforce them...in the meantime Uber continues to operate. 

The Mayor and other personalities understand this is a disruptive technology, they agree is good for the consumer in lowering prices, etc. However, they are working in more regulation to make the competition fairer. These new rules should be working in the Winter of 2016 but the taxi drivers protested strongly because their livelyhood is in danger....

Enjoy the slideshow. Images can be bought in torontoimges.co
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