The bus company that managed to get the province to park Allostop has hauled another ride-share operation before the Ontario Highway Transport Board.
This time Ecoride, an online bulletin board that hooks up travellers, is facing a complaint from Trentway-Wagar Inc. that will go to the board on November 14.
Ecoride's Alan Majer says he shut down his company's office and hasn't collected any fees from users of his online site since the Allostop decision last spring.
Trentway-Wagar's president, Jim Devlin, says these operations have an unfair cost advantage and don't conform to the same safety standards as the bus companies. Trentway-Wagar has hired private investigators to probe 37 ride-share groups over the past four years, Devlin says. A dozen of them were recently ordered shut down by the board.