Effective Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, there is an extremely high likelihood that KABU Rider will be taken offline, and will no longer connect customers with ride-hailing services via our team of drivers. This decision is in keeping with KABU-Ride Inc.’s intent to operate a ride-hailing service that falls within the regulatory framework that will begin for the ride-hailing industry on Sept. 16.
KABU-Ride Inc. made an application on Sept. 3 for a Transportation Network Services Company licence to operate a ride-hailing service in British Columbia. But the processing time is between six and eight weeks, which means if KABU-Ride Inc. is in fact granted a licence, it won’t be effective until Tuesday, Oct. 15.
We have made an appeal to the Passenger Transportation Board, seeking an exemption or temporary licence that would enable us to continue operating starting Sept. 16.
We will keep you updated on any developments. In the meantime, we strongly suggest that you make alternative transportation plans for yourself or your children who may be international students.
We caution our customers to avoid using a ride-hailing service that is unlicenced.
Companies who operate a ride-hailing service and who do not have a valid licence face a $100,000 per day fine.
Drivers who are not Class 4 licence holders, and who do not have a National Safety Code Certification, and do not have a Special Authorization Permit from the Passenger Transportation Board, face a fine of up to $5,000 per day.
We regret the inconvenience of this anticipated service disruption.
KABU Ride Inc.