Opportunity to provide input on proposed livery transport bylaw amendments
On Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 10 a.m. the Livery Transport Advisory Committee (LTAC)—formerly the Taxi and Limousine Advisory Committee (TLAC)—will host a special meeting at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre (2120 16 Ave. NE Calgary) for members of the public to provide input on a City Administration recommendation to amend the Livery Transport Bylaw.
“We know Calgarians want more choice to get to where they are going safely and efficiently,” says Marc Halat, manager, Community Standards. “These proposed amendments will allow vehicle-for-hire companies of all sizes to serve the market more effectively and efficiently—just in time for the holiday season.”
The proposed bylaw amendments will improve the application process for Transportation Network Company drivers, offer a proposed alternate TNC licence fee system for companies of all sizes and keep Calgarians safe. These proposed bylaw amendments are considered a pilot and, if accepted, will be reviewed in one year with a report back to LTAC and Council in the first quarter of 2018.
Additionally, City Administration is recommending a licence fee freeze for all vehicle-for-hire services, maintaining the 2016 prices in 2017, and the release of additional non-transferable Taxi Plate Licences (TPL) to allow the traditional taxi industry to compete in this evolving market. The exact number of plates will be discussed at the Regular LTAC Meeting on Nov. 18, 2016.
The Special LTAC Meeting on Oct. 20, 2016 is an opportunity for citizens and members of the vehicle-for-hire industry to provide input for or against the proposed bylaw amendments before the report goes to Council on Nov. 7, 2016. Everyone is welcome to attend.
For more information on vehicle-for-hire services in Calgary, visit calgary.ca/taxi. For more information on the Special Livery Transport Advisory Committee Meeting, view the agenda and report on the proposed bylaw amendments here.