Mobile Apps in Taxis and Limousines

Apps have the potential to change the dynamics of the passenger transportation industry.

To learn about requirements that apply to apps in BCs (for taxis, limousines and shuttles), start here:

This web page features additional information about the use of apps in B.C.

Taxi Soft Meters

In November 2016, the Board introduced a rule that enables taxi operators to replace traditional taximeters with newer “taxi soft meters” that calculate the rates they charge.

The documents below are mainly for taxi companies that plan to use a “taxi soft meter.”

Licensees are responsible for complying with local government bylaws that apply to them, including bylaws respecting the approval, inspection, and sealing of taxi meters. This advisory gives local governments information about Board requirements for taxi meters.

More Info Regarding Apps

2014 Mobile Apps in Taxis and Limousines
2012 Smartphone Apps and Passenger Transportation Rates

Passenger Transportation Branch

2012 Regulatory Concerns with Apps and Non-Compliance with Passengers Rates