The City of Toronto has put Uber ridesharing drivers' licenses on hold.

By: 600011 On: Oct 14, 2023, 8:33 AM


After the City of Toronto adopted a resolution to cap the number of rideshare drivers at existing levels, Uber Canada is examining all legal alternatives. The change was part of a resolution mandating the use of zero-emission taxis and ride-share vehicles by 2031. According to the resolution, the number of licensed drivers in the vehicle-for-hire industry should not exceed the October 2023 level in order to reduce existing greenhouse gas emissions. After the fourth quarter of 2024, staff will be requested to report on the Comprehensive Framework, including emissions, congestion, and transit impacts. Uber stated in a statement that the move will be detrimental to the citizens of Toronto who rely on ridesharing services as well as the drivers who use RedShare for extra money. In the meanwhile, Uber said in a statement that it supports the city's ambition to transition to a zero-emission platform by 2030.