Town hall meeting to explore co-existence of taxis, rideshare
Rideshare closer to being formalized in North Bay as revised draft taxi bylaw being reviewed by local police services board. (Photo pixabay.com/Uride)
Stakeholders are invited to give input on potential changes to the municipal taxi by-law.
The North Bay Police Service will be hosting a town hall meeting on Monday, May 27 at 10:00am at the Elks Lodge, 325 Elks Lane, in North Bay. The meeting will be open to the public.
Discussions will focus on rideshare businesses looking to operate in the city. The meeting will seek input in an effort to develop rules to strike a balance between allowing taxi companies to compete while welcoming new business opportunities to North Bay.
NBPS says any by-law amendments will be aimed at helping to ensure the health and safety of both passengers and drivers, the protection of persons and property while ensuring consumer protection and offering more options for travelling within North Bay.
Any person and/or organization requesting to make a presentation will be provided five minutes to present their opinions and concerns. Presentations shall be respectful to the topic of the town hall meeting and to the audience for which it will be presented. A total of 30 minutes of time has been allotted for presentations.
Presenters must provide a copy of their presentation to the Deputy Chief at the North Bay Police Service by the end of business today.