Age of vehicles, taxi plate limits, and drop rates will be discussed on Monday when Red Deer city council contemplates tweaking the Vehicle for Hire bylaw.
The existing bylaw was adopted in 2021 to level the playing field through regulations for the industry, following the introduction of rideshare companies in Alberta.
Upon adoption, Council requested a report back after two years of implementation to determine if additional changes are needed. Since then, the City of Red Deer has heard from the industry and public on various aspects of the bylaw. Council will now consider the feedback.
Ensuring the sustainability, accessibility and safety of drivers and customers continues to be the goal, said Amy Fengstad, Acting Inspections and Licensing Manager.
If council approves administration’s recommendations, an updated bylaw will come back for first reading at a later date. More information can be found at: www.reddeer.ca/vehicleforhire