Uber gets taxi bro­ker­age li­cence in Toronto

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - BUSINESS - THE CANA­DIAN PRESS

Con­tro­ver­sial ride-hail­ing com­pany Uber says it has re­ceived a taxi bro­ker­age li­cense from the City of Toronto for its taxi ser­vice.

Uber spokes­woman Susie Heath says it has been work­ing with the city's li­cens­ing divi­sion for the bro­ker­age for its ser­vice, Uber Taxi, that con­nects rid­ers with cab driv­ers in the city through a mo­bile app.

The move does not af­fect the com­pany's con­tro­ver­sial cheaper ser­vice, UberX, that con­nects rid­ers with un­li­censed driv­ers, which is a prac­tice the city says is il­le­gal.

Heath says this is an­other step to­ward a com­pre­hen­sive reg­u­la­tory so­lu­tion that in­cludes ser­vices like theirs.

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