A new player has emerged on Winnipeg’s so far non-existent ride-sharing scene.
TappCar, an Edmonton-based company, plans to launch service in Winnipeg on March 2.
TappCar is similar to Uber and Lyft, both of which have said they won’t operate in the province until Manitoba Public Insurance can come up with more favourable terms to insure its contracted drivers.
“We are very excited to be the first ridesharing company to legally enter the Winnipeg market, which is more than ready for a safe, reliable ridesharing option,” TappCar spokesperson Pascal Ryffel said.
“Most importantly, all our drivers will be fully insured under Manitoba’s new MPI plan, so unlike any illegal alternatives, passengers and drivers can have confidence in the safety of our service.”
TappCar posted a job advertisement over the weekend for drivers, saying employees can make up to $5,000 per month driving for the service.
According to the posting on job website Indeed, TapCarr is “seeking professional passenger transportation drivers with a driver’s license and with a good work ethic, a responsible driving record, and a positive customer service attitude.”
Those who apply must be at least 18-years-old, drive a vehicle newer than 10 years and clear a police criminal record check.
Similar to Uber and Lyft, customers can use an app or go online to book a vehicle and pay via credit card.