City Council has paved the way for new rules that will expand transportation options for Calgarians. City Council has approved recommendations from Administration to amend the Livery Transport Bylaw to regulate Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) offering private for-hire vehicle services. Council directed Administration to draft bylaw amendments that will allow private for-hire vehicle services like Uber to legally operate in Calgary. The amendments, to come back to Council by mid-February, will provide for a hybrid Open/Controlled entry system that levels the playing field for TNCs and the taxi and limousine industry. Under the new system, private for-hire vehicles can operate if there is appropriate vehicle insurance as required by the Province of Alberta and drivers meet specified training, security and licencing requirements.