VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – As people look for alternative modes of transportation with a full shutdown of bus and SeaBus service looming, car share services could see a bump.
Evo Car Share says its numbers are on the rise.
When job action started they saw an immediate 27 per cent increase in sign ups.
While those numbers have since normalized, the car share service is preparing for another potential jump if the full strike goes forward next week.
But so far, neither Modo or ShareNow, formerly Car2GO, have seen an increase in use since transit’s workers job action.
Modo director of marketing and communications, Selena McLachlan, says there are two reasons the car share has not seen a bump.
On Wednesday the union representing striking Metro Vancouver transit workers said there will be a complete shutdown of the bus system for three days next week if Unifor and Coast Mountain Bus Company are not able to reach a deal.
Picketing will be happening across the city, and a large rally is planned for Thursday, Nov. 28 at 1:00 p.m.