Mississauga Asks Uber to Suspend Operations

 

While Uber is making some headway in Mississauga, it received a bit of a setback today.

According to a recent Global News article, Mississauga City Council voted unanimously to request that the popular ride-sharing company suspend operations until the city can formally regulate its services.

A few days ago, we found out that Mississauga could be the first city in the GTA to legalize the mostly well-liked alternative to traditional taxicabs. Now, it appears that the city would prefer Uber to pull back while they put together some formal laws that will govern the controversial (and growing) brand's services.

According the Global News, council is concerned with some thorny issues regarding driver background checks, insurance and vehicle inspections. While these issues have plagued Uber's operations for some time -- and have fueled the anti-Uber arguments of the embattled taxi industry -- city council is slated to address them to even the playing field and ensure Uber has to abide by a few more checks and balances.

Mayor Bonnie Crombie told the Toronto Star, “I have always maintained that we have to strike a balance between new technologies and an established industry that has a long history of providing quality service. It is important that we create a level playing field that allows for growth and progress within the industry, while protecting public safety.”

So while today might not be a great day for Uber operators in Mississauga, it could end up being a good year.

We shall see.

UPDATED:
The Latest on Uber Suspending Operations in Mississauga
March 3, 2016


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