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Taxi Disruption! Jan 15

January 15, 2015
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Taxi Disruption!

The taxi industry in Vancouver (and cities around the world) have operated under similar rules for decades. Those regulations provide stability, but leave many customers dissatisfied. Companies with new technology are disrupting the industry, making city regulators and the establishment angry, but often attracting new customers. While Uber and its aggressive tactics got the headlines as Vancouver booted them out, there are other kinder and gentler challengers. What do these challenges mean for taxi riders, drivers, the industry and cities?

To describe these changes and what they might bring, our presenters are columnist and former city councillor Peter Ladner; and Mohan Singh, President of the B.C. Taxi Association.

Then it’s your turn to join the conversation, to question, observe, offer your opinions. Please feel free to bring your lunch.

When: Thursday, January 15, 2015

Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Location: SFU Vancouver Campus, 515 West Hastings Street, Room 1600

Cost: Free

For more information on this event, please visit the SFU Public Square City Conversations website.

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