Ride-Sharing Urged in Rural Communities

“There are a lot of seniors who need help getting around and it’s something we want to look atfurther,” said Coun. Brian Schreiner. While ride-sharing is generally discussed in more urban centres, Enderby officials believe the service could be beneficial in rural, remote and small communities.

“In these communities, public and private transportation options are often limited and, where theydo exist, often unattainable or inconvenient for many residents,” said Tate Bengtson, chief administrative officer, in a letter to the government. “Council supports a regulatory framework which responds to the needs of small communities by enabling ride sharing services to resolve long-standing transportation problems.”