VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Regional licensing for ride-hailing is set to take effect in Vancouver on April 1st.
The permit gives Uber and Lyft drivers access to all participating Lower Mainland cities.
The process must still be finalized at the Metro Vancouver level, but Vancouver’s plan is to charge each company a 155-dollar annual fee.
Each car in their fleet will also be charged $150.
That rate drops to $30 for zero-emission vehicles and there’s no fee for wheelchair-accessible cars.