Exclusive: Transportation Minister Claire Trevena on Ride Hailing

TransLink’s Mayors’ Council has approved a regional business licence that will cost ride-hailing companies a $155 annual fee plus $150 a vehicle to operate in participating Metro Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Squamish-Lillooet Regional District communities. The interim business licence bylaw was developed by staff from municipalities, TransLink and the provincial government, and approved by most members of the council at a closed meeting on Thursday — including Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum, who previously voted against a regional licence. But it comes with a lot of uncertainty. Harjinder Thind chats with the Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena to clear some of these looming questions.