City of Calgary Statement on Transportation Network Companies
Recent media coverage may have resulted in questions about the conduct of City staff during the course of investigating the Transportation Network Company (TNC) industry.
In 2015 October, Council directed Administration to examine options to regulate TNCs for Council's consideration. To develop its recommendations, Administration needed to understand the operations of the TNC industry.
The City's priority in regard to the operation of taxis, limousines and TNCs has always been to try to ensure public safety. Administration's primary focus was vehicle safety, driver qualifications and insurance coverage.
Administration used customary and appropriate investigative techniques to assess public safety, develop an understanding of the TNC industry, and determine whether offences were being committed.