Ridesharing is finally coming to the Northern Territory, but it won’t be Uber.
The territory government has given Western Australian company Hi Oscar the green light to operate, following criticism its multinational rival was regulated out of the market.
And all passengers will now be slugged with an extra $1 per trip.
Soon, the Perth start-up will unleash its fleet, meaning the Labor government will have narrowly missed its own New Year’s Eve deadline to legalise the service.
“For the public, our ridesharing regulations provide Territorians with an additional safe and convenient transport option, something which has been available interstate for some time,” Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison said on Thursday.
She said Labor consulted widely with the taxi industry, which helped develop a model providing opportunities for all sectors.
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