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Kamloops wants Uber drivers to have a business licence

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March 10, 2017 - 4:30 PM

KAMLOOPS - With rideshare programs coming to the province by the end of the year, Uber and Lyft drivers should have no regulatory barriers from the City to operate in Kamloops, but will have to apply for a business licence.

With the province providing regulation of drivers using apps like Uber and Lyft, Kamloops development services director Marvin Kwiatkowski says the city will likely leave issues like insurance and safety to provincial agencies, but is expecting to issue business licences similar to taxi or chauffeurs for drivers making money driving passengers places.

“I don’t think there’s going to be a whole lot from us,” he says.

Business licenses for chauffeurs and taxis are currently around $67.

Kwiatkowski says the City will monitor the use of Uber and other ridesharing services in Kamloops online through the apps.

The province announced earlier this week it plans to open up to ride sharing services by the end of the year with a variety of regulations to keep taxi cab companies competitive. 

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