Laval city council takes on UberX
The city of Laval has joined Montreal in voicing opposition to controversial car service app UberX.
Eighteen city councilors voted on Wednesday against a motion to have Quebec regulate the service, saying they don’t want it in their city at all.
Laval Mayor Marc Demers has refused to meet with Uber officials, saying he believes the service, whose drivers don’t have taxi licenses, is illegal.
Uber has defended itself, saying ride sharing should be promoted because it cuts down on car use while encouraging carpooling.
In Montreal, UberX gets used for 300,000 trips a month. The app launched in Laval two months ago but Uber has not released any numbers, though the company did say usage has grown steadily.