Taxi Pre-Payment Pilot
The City of Winnipeg is planning a taxi pre-payment pilot project as part of several safety improvement measures in the vehicles for hire industry. Taxi drivers are currently allowed to ask for pre-payment, but the pilot would require that all taxi passengers pre-pay on certain days and times.
The City consulted with vehicles for hire stakeholders to gather input for consideration to develop a mandatory taxi pre-payment pilot project.
Thank you to over 900 participants who took the survey, available from May 6 to June 26, 2019. Participant feedback on what would work best for a pre-payment pilot to improve safety while maintaining convenience for drivers and passengers will be analyzed and considered to develop the parameters for the pilot.
The City is implementing a mandatory minimum pre-payment pilot to determine whether it will reduce fare disputes between passengers and taxi drivers, identified by industry stakeholders and passengers as a source of conflict and a top safety concern.
The City plans to run the pilot for approximately 9 months.
The City of Winnipeg is consulting with industry stakeholders to help determine the terms of the mandatory minimum pre-payment pilot project, including the minimum charge amount; however, it will be fixed and reasonable.
The City of Winnipeg is consulting with industry stakeholders to help determine the terms of the mandatory minimum pre-payment pilot project, including the specific days of the week and times of day.