Support initiatives for drive-sharing to Charlottetown from Hunter River and Rustico. (and to Summerside? and from other communities?)
“Uber made an attempt at expanding into Eastern Canada with one chapter in Halifax, but that flopped due to a lack of personnel and failure to meet the city’s demands requiring drivers to have taxi licences.
In an email statement, Jean-Christophe de Le Rue, spokesman for Uber Canada, says the rest of the East Coast will remain on the backbench for Uber’s expansion plans.
“While we don’t have specific launch plans for P.E.I., N.B. and Newfoundland at the moment,” he says, “I can tell you that Uber aims to expand to communities across Canada and we’re always looking at ensuring that safe, affordable and reliable rides are available across the country.”
Uber Canada has focused its integration in highly populated cities, and without a large population to support it, it’s unlikely P.E.I. will see Uber arriving anytime soon.”
“Carrying passengers for compensation does not fall within our definition of a Personal Use Private Passenger Vehicle, and these risks will not be written or may not be covered in the event of a loss.”