The long and tenacious battle between Uber and The City of Calgary is finally over.
Today marks the re-launch of the rideshare service in Calgary. Uber pulled out of the Calgary market in February 2016 stating that city by-laws were too strict to operate here, but last week Uber’s fate in town changed.
Calgary City Council agreed to lift its injunction on Uber drivers, confirming that Uber had met its licensing requirements, and Uber drivers had fulfilled the safety and administration requirements of the Livery Transport Bylaw.
“Safety is and always has been our top priority,” said Marc Halat, Manager of Compliance Services for The City of Calgary in a release. “We are pleased Uber has met the bylaw requirements and can enter the Calgary market to give citizens choice, while maintaining public safety.”
— Uber Calgary (@Uber_Calgary) December 6, 2016
How to Uber
- Download the Uber app for iOS, Windows, or Android.
- Enter your destination, then request.
- Meet your driver curbside– you’ll be able to track the exact location of your ride, and you’ll receive all the important details ahead of arrival, like contact info for the driver and the license plate details of the vehicle.
- Enjoy the ride! No need to worry about fumbling for cash– you’ll be charged directly to your chosen payment method when your trip is over and receive an emailed receipt.