Vancouver Taxi Association

November 25, 2015 10:34 ET

The Solution for Better Taxi Service in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 25, 2015) - We understand the frustration of taxi users in Vancouver. Vancouver needs more taxis. The Vancouver Taxi Association has asked the City to introduce a flexible fleet of part-time City Cabs, administered by the VTA, to meet this need. It is also going to apply once again to the Passenger Transportation Board for more accessible taxis, which contrary to the previous view of the Board, are desperately required to service handicapped taxi users. Finally, the VTA is also going to apply to the Board for 200 flexible licences that will be available to meet unexpected demand situations such as skytrain outages, as happened yesterday.

We can solve the problem if the City and the Board are willing. Our goal is to have 200 more taxis available to meet the increased demand in December, but that requires the approval of the City and/or the Board.

All of our taxis will be tied into our e-Cab system which allows for speedy and cashless service.

This is the future of taxi service in Vancouver. We know that. We need to convince the regulatory bodies to move quickly to meet the public's taxi needs in Vancouver. We encourage the public to express their support for our proposal.

Contact Information

  • Carolyn Bauer
    General Manager, Yellow Cab
    Spokesperson for Vancouver Taxi Association