City of Mississauga Council today approved the final report on the Transportation Network Company (TNC) Licensing Pilot Project.
The report concluded that TNCs met the requirements of the Transportation Network Company Pilot Project Licensing By-law throughout the pilot project, with a compliance rate of 98 per cent.
Public engagement results during the pilot showed there was a 92 per cent satisfaction rate with TNCs.
The purpose of the TNC Licensing Pilot Project was to assess the effectiveness of the regulatory framework from a consumer protection and public safety perspective. To achieve this, City staff assessed the TNC By-law compliance rates and determined the impact of the Public Vehicle Licensing By-law deregulation. Field inspections, data collection, public education and staff interactions with TNCs were all conducted as part of the pilot.
“Our pilot project allowed us to test and evaluate our plan for regulation requirements. The results are positive,”
said Geoff Wright, Commissioner of Transportation and Works. “Based on the outcome, we can now put permanent regulations in place for TNCs that will enhance consumer protection and public safety. We are also committed to continuing our work with the taxi and limousine industries to make the rules consistent for all providers.”
The permanent rules will establish two new fees – an annual TNC Licensing Fee of $20,000 and a TNC Licensing Trip Fee of $0.30 to be paid by the TNC for each trip completed by a TNC driver originating within the City of Mississauga.
City staff plan to begin implementing the permanent regulations this summer to ensure ongoing consumer protection and public safety.