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Vehicles for Hire

Safety and Security Program

Safety in the vehicles for hire industry is a top priority for the City of Winnipeg. Regardless of background, gender identity, ethnicity, income level, or religion, everyone has the right to a safe and secure environment, including while inside a vehicle for hire.

  • A driver safety surcharge of $0.03 per trip is applied to personal transportation providers (vehicles for hire that are not taxis).
  • All revenue raised from this surcharge will be used to support a program to promote safety and security in the vehicle for hire industry.

The safety and security program recommendations were developed through collecting input from industry stakeholders and research conducted to determine best practices and the types of safety and security measures that may be most effective.
Consideration of measures for the program depended on a number of factors, including stakeholder input, cost, available funds from the surcharge, and feasibility of implementation.

Stakeholder Engagement

A public engagement summary of the advisory committee feedback and survey feedback is now available. The input provided by stakeholder and the public was used to develop the recommendations around vehicle for hire safety and security and amendments to the Vehicles for Hire By-law. Recommendations for the safety and security program were approved by Council on February 28, 2019.

Approved recommendations include:

  • Develop and print a “Driver and Passenger Code of Conduct” to be posted in all taxi cab vehicles and further investigate ways to have this available to PTP drivers and passengers
  • Implement an enhanced training program

Thank you to those who provided input through the survey from September 14 to October 7, 2018. Survey input was considered while developing recommendations to Council on the regulation of Vehicles for Hire and how the revenue collected through the driver safety surcharge should be used.

Safety and security has been and will continue to be a topic of discussion for the Vehicles for Hire Advisory Committee.

Last update: May 6, 2019

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