Transportation minister Peter Kent has unveiled a plan to give drivers in the province a new tool to help them navigate the confusing streets of Vancouver.
Kent says the new app will allow drivers to track the status of their vehicles on the app.
He says the idea is to help make sure drivers are always on the move, so if they do get stuck, they can call for help from a supervisor.
Kent’s announcement came as the government announced a $4.5-billion plan to boost the number of people who can work on the roads.
The plan includes a pilot program that will allow people to take transit to work for free, and a $2-billion expansion of the Downtown Eastside Transportation Corridor to increase the number and types of taxis available.
Kent said he was inspired by the work of Uber drivers in New York and Chicago, who were able to get their vehicles into a garage in one day, even though they were still on their way to work.
The app will be rolled out in the next few months.