New coalition members join Ridesharing Now for BC

SEVEN new organizations have joined Ridesharing Now for BC as the coalition’s newest members. They will join the nine founding members by adding their voices to a public call for increased choice and competition for ridesharing in British Columbia. The effort is sponsored by Lyft and Uber.
New members include the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA), Surrey Board of Trade, Hospitality Vancouver Association, BarWatch, Cruise Lines International Association, BC Tech Association, and MADD Canada.
The new members join the coalition’s founding organizations that include Vancouver Board of Trade, BC Business Council, Vancouver Economic Commission, BC Chamber of Commerce, Urban Development Institute, Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Finger Food Studios, and the BC Restaurant and Foodservices Association.
“Ridesharing Now for BC is thrilled to welcome our new coalition members,” said coalition spokesperson Ian Tostenson, President and CEO of the BC Restaurants and Food Services Association. “These are well known, highly respected organizations and they all feel strongly that delivering choice in ridesharing to British Columbians must get done this year.”
Ridesharing Now for BC is undertaking a letter writing campaign to MLAs that encourages the establishment of a legislative framework that allows for choice and competition in the ridesharing industry. The coalition is encouraging members of the public to visit their website  and sign a letter to their MLA.