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Uber now has a taxi brokerage licence in Toronto

The city of Toronto has finally issued Uber a taxi brokerage licence. The American-based company first applied for one back in May 2015.

However, as the Toronto Star reports today, this licence doesn't cover UberX, one of Uber's more popular and lower-cost services.

What this means then is that through its smartphone app, Uber can legally dispatch licensed taxicabs (just like companies such as Beck) - and not unlicensed UberX drivers - to its customers.

The city is still working on how to regulate UberX in Toronto. We can expect to see a report this spring.


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