a socially responsible ride-hailing app

Are you using Uber with a guilty conscience? Are you interested in an ethical, online alternative?

Here’s the good news. It exists … in exactly the place you’d imagine: Canada.

TappCar was launched in Edmonton, Alberta, in March. Full-time drivers have insurance, a pension, healthcare and other costs covered. After a weekly fee of about £150, they keep all fares. According to spokesperson Pascal Ryffel, TappCar costs about 5 per cent more than Uber and aims to “appeal to the value judgments of people who care about things like safety and fairness”. Juno, a company with similar thoughts, is launching in New York City.

Lisa Pollack, “Feeling uber-guilty for using Uber“, Financial Times, 31 August 2016 (metered paywall).

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