On February 7, 2020, the Transporation Board announces additional decisions on ride-hailing applications.
Included in the approved list was Kabu Ride Inc., for the following regions:
- Region 1: Lower Mainland, Whistler;
- Region 2: Capital Regional District;
- Region 3: Vancouver Island, excluding CRD;
- Region 4: Okanagan-Kootenays-Cariboo; and
- Region 5: BC North Central & Other Regions of BC.
The decisions were made after a careful review of the extensive materials received during the application process which included supporting information provided by the applicants and submissions from interested members of the public and stakeholders.
Copies of the decisions can be viewed in the PT Board Bulletin of February 7, 2020.
The Registrar has been directed to issue a licence to Kabu Ride Inc. Next steps for the approved applicants after receiving licences from the Registrar are to secure appropriate motor vehicle insurance and to work with municipalities in their operating areas to ensure compliance with local by-laws.
The Board has received a total of thirty-four ride-hailing applications to date and with today’s announcement has issued decisions on eleven of them. The Board is in the process of reviewing pending applications and is working towards issuing further decisions on ride-hailing applications as expeditiously as possible.
The Board will notify the public as soon as additional decisions have been made.
Kabu is a Canadian company, and will offer medical and dental benefits to their drivers.