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Canadian town using Uber as public transport system

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Section
Audio,
Publish Date
Friday, 19 July 2019, 11:46AM

A Canadian town is using Uber as a public transport system.

The town of Innisfil subsidises all trips taken on the ridesharing service at a flat rate, and further subsidises trips taken between transport "hubs".

The town's planning manager Tim Cane told Mike Hosking it's working well, and cheaper than what a bus service would cost them.

He says a fixed bus route would only serve a small number of people, so would cost more per person to run.

However town authorities say they have now spent more on Uber than the bus service they were considering.

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