Ride-sharing companies like UBER and LIFT are a step closer to coming to Saskatoon. City Council has approved drafting the necessary by-law to be ready for when regulations from the province’s Vehicle for Hire legislation come into effect sometime this fall. United Cabs Owner and President Scott Suppes feels the city should wait until after the provincial regulations are enacted. Kelly Frie of Comfort Cabs argues the city’s regulations for ride-sharing companies should be the same as taxi cab owners. Any amendments to the taxi by-law resulting from the rules for ride-sharing will be prepared pending completion of the city’s comprehensive Vehicle for Hire by-law in early 2019. City staff will also consult with stakeholders in areas like accessible and seasonal licences.