Maple Ridge council has made it official – members want the provincial government to get moving on ride sharing.
Coun. Gordy Robson earlier introduced a motion asking that the city press the province on the issue.
Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claire Trevena said last month introduced ride-sharing legislation allowing companies such as Uber or Lyft to operate, with people being able to apply for a licence by sometime next fall.
On Dec. 11, council unanimously voted to write to Premier John Horgan and Trevena to speed things up and allow ride-sharing as soon as possible.
“This is a service that citizens are demanding and one that is particularly important in a suburban community like ours. Ride-share services help fill gaps in public transit, taxi and limousine services and provide flexibility for our citizens who do not have access to a vehicle,” said Mayor Mike Morden in a release.