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Canucks, Tourism Vancouver join call for ridesharing in B.C.

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2016, file photo, a ride share car displays Lyft and Uber stickers on its front windshield in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
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The Ridesharing Now for BC coalition has expanded to 40 members

The group represents local businesses, non-profits and organizations that want ridesharing in the province

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As pressure builds for Uber and Lyft to get the green light to operate in British Columbia, an outspoken advocacy group is growing.

The Ridesharing Now for BC coalition has expanded to 40 members, and now includes the Vancouver Canucks and Tourism Vancouver.

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The group represents local businesses, non-profits and organizations that want ridesharing in the province and see the value in expanding transportation options to include Uber and Lyft, according to a press release.

The B.C. government has delayed ride hailing at least three times to study it further and says it should be in place by late this year.