Winnipeg’s taxicab industry is being put under the microscope as regulators seek input from consumers.
An independent review is being carried out by firm MNP to “conduct an objective, evidence-based review of the industry in Winnipeg,” the Manitoba Taxicab Board said in a release.
The review will set the groundwork for future decisions regarding regulation, policies and practices of this industry.
The review also includes limousine service, and accessible and handicab van taxis in the city.
Focus groups will be held over the next six weeks with taxicab business license holders (owners), drivers, high users of the services including the airport, hotels and restaurants, indigenous organizations, business associations and organizations representing persons with disabilities.
An online survey can be completed by the public by visiting wpgtaxistudy2016.ca. A sample of Winnipeggers will also be questioned via telephone survey.