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Fredericton city council has ordered staff to draft a bylaw looking into ride-sharing services in the city.

The chair of the city's transportation committee says he has heard from residents who have expressed interested in exploring the potential for ride-sharing in Fredericton.

A taxi service survey done by the city last year indicated an overwhelming majority of  people said they would use an app to book a taxi, to know who is driving the car, where the car is located and how long until it arrives.

The survey also indicated that two-thirds of the public have used a ride-sharing service in another city.

The draft bylaw is expected to be brought forward to city council next month.