Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam are joining the chorus of B.C. municipalities to call on the provincial government to allow Uber cars on their streets.

On Monday, councils in both municipalities voted to send letters to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure to loosen the rules around ride-sharing.

Under the Passenger Transportation Act, ride-sharing is banned in B.C. despite the growing popularity around the world of such programs as Uber and Lyft, low-cost, smartphone app-based alternatives to taxis.

In Canada, Uber currently operates in Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Ottawa, Edmonton, Quebec City, southwest Ontario, Calgary and more than 40 other cities. It is also used in some 350 cities in other countries.

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