City of Vancouver issues third ride-hailing business licence to Kabu-Ride Inc

THE City of Vancouver has issued its third ride-hailing business licence to Kabu-Ride Inc (Kabu).

Receipt of a municipal business licence is the final step for a company to legally operate ride-hailing vehicles in Vancouver. Companies must also hold a Provincial Transportation Network Service (TNS) licence from the Passenger Transportation Board, which Kabu-Ride Inc received on February 7.

The City said it supports the concept of an integrated regional approach for ride-hailing. On Tuesday, February 25, City staff will be presenting Council with proposed updates for an interim inter-municipal business licence, which will be the only business licence that ride-hailing companies will require to operate in participating municipalities in Region 1. If approved by council, the City of Vancouver would administer the licensing for all municipalities.

Until then, Vancouver’s municipal licence ensures ride-hailing vehicles are on the road in Vancouver without further delay for residents.

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