Vancouver BC is one of those places that have banned Uber. So lacking that alternative, I tried to book a black car (from the largest local car service) for the fairly long ride to our hotel. In trying to complete the transaction, I was told that they were very busy and that my wait would be up to 40 minutes for them to show up.
This is the second time in a week (Vegas was the first) that I have had to spend some serious wait-time just because the local government has decided to artificially limit competition and capacity. I am sure the politicians would tell me its for my own good, though.