Uber launching in Regina Wednesday afternoon

Uber announced on Wednesday that it’s launching its ride-hailing service in Regina.

The Uber website now has Regina listed and users can get fare estimates and apply to become a driver. 

A launch event was planned for Wednesday afternoon in front of city hall.

Rides are limited to Regina city limits and the only service available is Uber X. Services like Uber Pool, which allows a vehicle to take strangers as a carpool, or UberXL, which offers SUVs and vans, are not currently available.

The final bylaw vote to allow ride-hailing services in Regina was held on February 25.

The rules voted on included:

  • Each ride-hailing company would need a single license. License price would depend on the number of vehicles the company has.
  • No caps on the number of vehicles that can operate with these bylaws.
  • No minimum fare.
  • No cameras required in the ride-hailing cars.
  • GPS tracking data would be submitted to the city.