8:30 a.m., Oct. 2)
Uber vehicle-for-hire service now legal in Ottawa... almost
By Fred Sherwin
of Friday, it is now legal for Uber drivers to operate
in the City of Ottawa so long as they meet certain requirements
such as possessing the proper insurance for transporting
individuals for compensation.
itself must also purchase a license from the city before
tnheir dirvers can operate legally, something they have
so far neglected to do, despite knowing the new regulations
would come into effect on Sept. 30 for months.
of the prerequisites for obtaining a license to operate
a vehicle-for-hire service is having at least $5 million
in commercial liability insurance and $5 million in Non-Owned
Canada spokeswoman Susie Heath says the company has applied
for the private transportation company license and they
expect to receive it within the next few days. Otherwise
their drivers are
"fully compliant" with the new bylaw.
Uber obtains a license their drivers may be subject to
fines of up $750 for a first offence.
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