News & Media

Here are the latest press releases and articles from the Waterloo Region Taxi Alliance:

  • Letter to Region of Waterloo, November 27, 2015

    by Bill Chester, President, Waterloo Region Taxi Alliance

    It's been nearly a year since Uber started operating illegally in the Region of Waterloo. Uber continues to defy the Region of Waterloo bylaws. The unregulated drivers are becoming bolder to the point that they are now lining up outside bars and other venues in the same fashion as taxis, picking up customer for cash payments.

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  • Address to Regional Municipality of Waterloo Licensing and Retail Committee April 15, 2015

    by Paul Grespan, legal counsel to the Waterloo Region Taxi Alliance

    The Waterloo Region Taxi Alliance is a Company formed and owned by all the Taxi companies in Waterloo Region - City Cabs, United Taxi, Waterloo Taxi, Golden Triangle Taxi, and 888Taxi.

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  • WRTA article: When Ride Sharing is a Sham

    Remember when "sharing" meant giving your friend a half of your sandwich or letting them play with your toys? Perhaps, you had some extra tomatoes in your garden so you took them over to your neighbour to enjoy. How about when you share your time as a volunteer or share your feelings?

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So-called ride sharing

There's more to so-called ride sharing than you may realize. Here are just some of the many, many news stories and articles:

  • Uber Finally Admits They're a Taxi Company, Applies for License in India

    Meanwhile, the NYC taxi authorities are still waiting on Uber to be compliant here at home

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  • Woman crowdfunds $362 Uber 20 minute ride after Halloween surge pricing fail

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  • Uber poses real and urgent safety problems warns Toronto investigation

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  • Uber, Lyft Face Lawsuits That Could Alter Sharing Economy

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  • 7 Dead-Serious Uber Controversies That Somehow Didn't Sink the Company

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  • Uber ride share: taxi or tech company?

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  • Region readies for Uber's arrival, plots driver stings

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  • Uber's Legal Problems Worldwide