From ride-sharing to the NHL Heritage Classic, 2019 is shaping up to be another busy year for Mayor Michael Fougere and the City of Regina.
Fougere joined the 980 CJME Greg Morgan Morning Show Tuesday to discuss a wide array of issues city hall is looking to tackle in the coming year.
One of the major topics Regina residents have had on their minds is the question of when ride-sharing will make its way into the city.
Fougere said executive committee is expected to receive a report on ride-sharing soon, which will then go to council at the end of January.
“I’m quite hopeful that we will pass that report to say yes, pass the bylaw and we can have Uber sometime in February or beyond that.”
Fougere said it’s important to have competition within the city.
After the success of the CP Women’s Open and the Memorial Cup , 2019 already has its own major sporting event announced with the NHL bringing the Heritage Classic to the city in October.
Fougere said the estimated economic impact of the event will be around $15 million.
“That’s the same scope as a Grey Cup, it’s going to be incredible.”
Along with major sporting events, the city will also be undertaking some major construction projects including the Railyard Renewal Project.
Fougere said the design work will begin soon and prep work will be underway.
He said a neighbourhood plan would need to come to council before construction could begin. He anticipates construction will begin on Dewdney Avenue in 2020.