News and updates
August 16, 2023
The Passenger Transportation Board is requesting feedback regarding potential changes to the regulation of taxi rates in BC.
August 16, 2023
The Passenger Transportation Board has passed a motion to conduct a traffic congestion study in selected areas of the Lower Mainland, under section 7(1) of the Passenger Transportation Act. The study is being undertaken as a result of concern over the potential impact of passenger transportation on road congestion, particularly in high-density urban areas like Vancouver.
August 9, 2023
In 2021, the Passenger Transportation Board launched an investigation to better understand the economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on the passenger transportation industry in BC. The follow-up study, 2023 Update: Economic Effects of Covid-19 on the BC Passenger Transportation Industry, is available today and presents data and analysis conducted by professional economist Hara Associates.
August 2, 2023
On March 29, 2023, the Passenger Transportation Board (Board) gave notice to licensees regarding potential changes to taxi and TNS rates regulation and invited licensees to provide feedback on the considered options. In June 2023, the Board reviewed feedback from the taxi sector and decided to initiate the construction of a new custom TCI.
July 26, 2023
The Passenger Transportation Board has updated policies and guidelines on Public Need and Sound Economic Conditions criteria. These materials include a Public Need policy, Sound Economic Conditions policy, and guidelines called Demonstrating Public Need and Sound Economic Conditions.