Uber

Kingston Area Taxi Commission inches closer towards Uber regulation

The Kingston Area Taxi Commission met Wednesday at City Hall to continue the drafting process of a controversial bylaw that would regulate Uber’s operations in Kingston. The b ylaw has been in the works since 2015 when Uber first came to the city.Continue...

AMS releases open letter to KATC opposing proposed rideshare bylaws

On Nov. 13, the AMS released a formal letter addressed to the Kingston Area Taxi Commission (KATC) opposing the proposed Kingston City Bylaw No. 4. If passed, the bylaw would restrict the operation of companies, including Uber, to operate in the city and be accessible to students.Continue...

KATC debates public consultation, bylaw implementation timeline at monthly meeting

The Kingston Area Taxi Commission (KATC) held its monthly meeting on Wednesday at City Hall to continue the ongoing conversations about drafting bylaws that attempt to regulate Uber in Kingston.Continue...

AMS will submit statement to KATC regarding proposed Uber bylaws

AMS Assembly met on October 4 to approve of multiple budgets throughout various AMS offices and divisions. The AMS executive also received approval to respond to proposed city bylaws regarding Uber regulation in Kingston.Continue...

Sexual assault a decisive issue in Uber-KATC dispute

The Kingston Area Taxi Commission (KATC) recently proposed draft bylaws that aim to heavily regulate Uber. The bylaws have heightened conflict between the two organizations, particularly dividing them on the issue of sexual assaults committed by Uber drivers against passengers.Continue...

Drafted bylaws could up-end Uber’s Kingston operation

The Kingston Area Taxi Commission (KATC) held a meeting on Wednesday to continue the review of recently drafted bylaws that could disrupt the operations of ridesharing companies like Uber in Kingston.Continue...

AMS Assembly begins with discussion on Fall Term Break

Kicking off the Nov. 3 meeting of AMS Assembly, Secretary of the University, Lon Knox, and Deputy Provost, Teri Shearer, facilitated a discussion with student leaders on Fall Term Break.Continue...

AMS’s seat at City council required, but only when they’re sure students care

The AMS’s involvement in the City of Kingston’s Uber debate exemplifies why students vote for representatives — to advocate for their needs, even if the way they advocate isn’t always perfect.Continue...

AMS launches petition to prevent Uber from being forced out of Kingston

On Sept. 30, the AMS Executive sent a petition to the Queen’s student body, protesting the City’s attempt to drive Uber out of Kingston.Continue...

Don’t drive taxis away

Whether you’re getting picked up after a night out or taking a trip across town, Uber is efficient and affordable. But I’m okay with paying a few extra dollars for a taxi if it means supporting someone’s primary income, even if it’s not always the cheapest option.Continue...

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