Canadian Town Hires Uber
Uber has fought its way into cities around the world and now operates in 70 countries. But in Innisfil, a small town north of Toronto, the car-hailing service has been hired as an alternative to public transportation. This past week, the town started a pilot program for what Uber says is its first full ridesharing-transit partnership. Innisfil has set aside 100,000 Canadian dollars (about $74,000) to pay Uber for subsidized rides for its 36,000 residents.