Deadline to activate additional taxis extended

Deadline to activate additional taxis extended

December 14, 2022

Since June 2020, the Passenger Transportation Board (Board) has recognized the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the passenger transportation industry and as such has granted multiple BC-wide extensions for the activation of:

  • Taxi modernization vehicles; and 
  • Additional vehicles approved by the Board after March 2020

In May 2022 and based on consultation with the taxi industry, the Board issued a final activation deadline of December 31, 2022. However, recent feedback from licensees indicates the ongoing struggles and challenges to obtain replacement parts and vehicles (many of which are accessible vehicles) as a result of the supply chain issues caused by the pandemic.

In light of this information, the Board is extending the activation deadline to July 1, 2023.
Licensees will have until this date to activate additional vehicles, or they will no longer be valid. 

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