Prince Edward Island rideshare company Kari is setting the GPS to New Brunswick in hopes of an “optimistic” expansion for this summer.
In an interview with Global News, Len Currie, the co-founder, said they’d be looking at expanding to Saint John, Moncton or Fredericton before looking at other New Brunswick cities.
Other ridesharing apps have attempted to make their mark in the province over the past few years, most halted by insurance.
“That really was the hurdle that stopped other companies,” Currie said.
He said it was something the company worked with in P.E.I. when they started their operations two years ago, noting that the New Brunswick insurance policy didn’t exist when they started. The policy allows for ridesharing but requires a specific amendment to one’s car insurance policy that amounts to the provider giving permission to drive people around for money.