Public invited to provide input on taxi pre-payment pilot

Pilot will test mandatory minimum pre-payments during certain days and times

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg is inviting residents to provide input on an upcoming pilot that will require taxi passengers to pay a portion of their fare at the beginning of their trip, during certain days and times.

Passengers and industry stakeholders have identified fare disputes as a source of conflict and a top safety concern. The pilot will help the City determine if mandatory pre-payment could reduce conflicts between drivers and passengers.

Residents can provide input through an online survey until June 26, 2019. Feedback will be used to help determine terms of the pilot, including the minimum mandatory charge and specific days and times to enforce it.


Media inquiries should be directed to the City of Winnipeg Media Inquiry Line at 204-986-6000 or via email at

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