Uber Technologies Inc yesterday said that the company is planning to expand its ride-hailing services across Quebec, Canada this fall.
The declaration comes as Quebec braces for a new taxi reform bill, which will eliminate the expensive taxi permit system and also make way for app-based ride-hailing services such as Uber.
The company did not give a particular date for the expansion of its service throughout Quebec.
The province makes up 24% of the population of Canada. It was worst hit by the coronavirus crisis in Canada and started to slowly reopen its economy in May.
Uber’s ride-hailing segment also remained battered by the pandemic during the Q2, with revenue from the United States and Canada, its largest combined market, declining to $1.25 billion.
As part of an ongoing pilot program began in 2016, the company’s services are, at present, available in Montreal, Quebec, and Gatineau.
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