Who we are

The RideFairTO campaign was launched in late 2020 by a diverse group of advocates and organizations, including taxi and ride-hailing drivers, public transit workers, environmental organizations, cycling and pedestrian advocates, academic institutions, research institutes and community groups.  In early 2024, we re-organized as a not-for-profit to support public education and civic engagement around the need for equitable and sustainable urban transportation.  The not-for-profit is supported by a volunteer board and advisory committee representing voices in transit, safety, governance, emissions reduction, driver and consumer rights, and accessibility.  

Ride-hailing platforms have grown rapidly - often outside or in violation of prevailing laws and regulations - and have had major impacts on our cities.  Our guiding principle is that ride-hailing can work for all of us - but ride-hailing platforms must be governed by fair regulations that protect drivers, customers and the public interest.

This campaign has three key goals:   

  • To address the impact of ride-hailing apps on workers, existing transportation systems, climate change, public health and the public realm; 
  • To articulate a vision for future mobility systems that can support sustainable, resilient, healthy cities and create quality jobs; and,
  • To assert democratic, public control over our shared mobility systems. 

Our efforts begin in Toronto, the city's largest ride-hailing  market, where the municipal government undermined a whole range of the City’s otherwise sound policy objectives through de-regulation in 2016.   Together, we have begun to build a safer, more just and sustainable system, regulated and overseen by an accountable government rather than a multinational corporation. 

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