WINNIPEG — Edmonton-based ride-sharing company TappCar has been approved as a dispatcher by the city.
The company will roll out on Winnipeg streets beginning Friday.
“Receiving this dispatcher licence means TappCar vehicles are that much closer to hitting the road, and offering safe, reliable service to Winnipeggers,” said TappCar spokesperson Pascal Ryffel.
“We’re right on track with where we need to be for our official March 2 launch.”
TappCar says such a licence requires the company to report on drivers who have registered or ceased to be registered with the company, as well as any information related to concerning charges or convictions against drivers.
Along with TappCar, Calgary-based Cowboy Taxi, Toronto-based InstaRyde and Winnipeg company U2GO also plan to offer ride-sharing locally.
Uber and Lyft have yet to announce solid plans to begin operating, citing restrictive policies on its drivers from Manitoba Public Insurance.