Vancouver calls itself Silicon Valley North, so why no Uber?

MSN quoted David Gillen, director of UBC’s Centre for Transportation Studies, for a story on the lack of Uber in Vancouver.

One key difference between B.C. and other places with Uber is the role of B.C.’s Passenger Transportation Board.

The panel of six people sets fares and interprets provincial rules that govern taxis, black cars and limousines. The board’s appointees are generally older and not necessarily up to date with the latest trends in technology, Gillen said.