Background

Vehicles for Hire transport passengers from one destination to another for a fee. These vehicles could include taxis, limousines, shuttle services, designated driving services and transportation network companies. The industry forms an essential part of the City’s transportation system as each service can provide a premium level of service (door-to-door, 24-hours a day; seven days a week.) which is not offered by public transportation organizations.

    Municipal Regulation

    The Vehicle for Hire Bylaw C-1394 is the municipal legislation that governs Vehicles for Hire in the City of Grande Prairie. Bylaw C-1394 came into effect on May1, 2021.

    Principles

    An effective Vehicle for Hire Bylaw program should accomplish the following:

    • Public safety and consumer protection;
    • Accessible vehicle-for-hire services; and
    • Fair competition and open innovation.

    Relevant Statutes & City Documents

    Vehicle for Hire Licensing & How to Apply

    The purpose of the Vehicle for Hire Bylaw C-1394 is to establish a system of licensing and regulations for Vehicles for Hire.  Information on these licensing regulations as well as how to apply are listed below.