More transport options for Canberra
Canberrans now have access to more and cheaper transport options with ridesharing businesses such as Uber now operating legally in the ACT.
Ridesharing is a service that uses smartphone apps to connect drivers who use their own cars, with passengers who want to get around. Every driver will have to have police and driving history checks and their car will have to have a safety check.
Ridesharing trips can only be booked through an app or over the phone. Only taxis will be able to collect passengers from taxi ranks and only taxis will be able to be flagged down on the street.
Canberra is the first city in Australia, and the first capital city in the world, to make ridesharing legal.
As part of making ridesharing legal, the ACT Government has also reduced costs for taxi drivers.
For more information on the taxi reforms, please visit: www.act.gov.au/taxi-industry-reforms