Toronto cabbies warns a series of proposed reforms to the industry will lead to higher fares, longer wait times, fuel-efficient taxis and greater safety risks.
The Toronto Taxi Alliance has launched an ad campaign to fight the potential changes.
A staff report has come up with 40 possible changes including a requirement that would see the entire fleet wheelchair accessible by 2025.
But Licensing and Standards Committee chair Coun. Cesar Palacio told 680News he wasn’t satisfied with the report so sent it back.
“The question is, do we need more on-demand access for taxis… the answer is yes,” Palacio said. “How many? We are looking into it.”
Industry representatives said city hall is ignoring them, however Palacio said he’s definitely listening and that’s why he’s allowing more time to complete the review which would affect almost 5,000 cabbies.