John Horgan's BC NDP will work with both the taxi industry and ridesharing services to create a truly fair approach to ridesharing in British Columbia that doesn't unfairly benefit - or punish - one group over the other. This includes:
Working with stakeholders across BC to level up standards across the province and ensure British Columbians can count on low-cost predictable fares, accessible services, safe cars and drivers subject to appropriate criminal record checks.
Creating a level playing field for all providers and respecting the people currently in the people-moving industry without giving one group of drivers an unfair advantage over the other.
Developing a plan that protects passengers from price gouging, particularly after sporting events, concerts and on special occasions and holidays when demand is highest.
ABOLITION OF ROAD TOLLS, ICBC COMPETITION, LOWER GAS AND AIR FARES, NEW MASSEY TUNNEL, UBER AND MORE
The BC Citizens First Party announced that it will completely phase out road tolls for those citizens using private cars or motorcycles for travel across currently tolled bridges or roads in BC, starting with a 50% cut in tolls immediately after the BC election on May 9th this year.
The first stage of phase out of road and bridge tolls will see for example, the toll for travel across the Port Mann bridge reduced from $3.15 to $1.50 per trip for BC citizens using private cars in 2017, then reduced by a further 50% the following year, until completely eliminated.