Uber proposes rideshare program in YYC

Uber proposes rideshare program in YYC by News Staff Posted Sep 12, 2014 7:41 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Calgarians looking to make a few extra bucks by offering a taxi service may soon be able to do so.Uber Technologies is looking for approval from Calgary City Hall for a new program called uberX.Toronto recently gave the company the thumbs up to operate its rideshare program.Spokesperson Jeff Weshler told 660News, under the program, anybody can sign up to be a taxi driverAfter clearing rigorous police background checks, they can offer rides at rates lower than local cab companies.“It’s not an average Joe; [the drivers] are undergoing very stringent checks. It means that these are safe and reliable rides that are being provided through this platform,” said Weshler.He said his company is in talks with the City of Calgary, hoping eventually they will be allowed to launch uberX here. read more