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Pemberton council discusses ride hailing

Council approves correspondence to B.C.'s select standing committee

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Pemberton council has approved correspondence to the province's select standing committee examining ride hailing.

Pemberton lost Greyhound and taxi service in 2018, so ride hailing is seen as something that may help area residents.

The correspondence, approved during Pemberton's council meeting on Jan. 22, will make it clear that the needs of a rural place like Pemberton are different than for large urban centres.

It recommends that operating boundaries should or drivers in rural areas should be "less geographically stringent" than those for urban areas in order to increase the economic feasibility of offering a ride-hailing service.

It will also call for all divers to have Class 4 restricted driver's licences, and for fares to operate on a supply-and-demand basis.

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