Add another name to the list of companies that let you summon a ride with your smartphone.
The state Secretariat of Public Security (SSP) encouraged taxi drivers to register their units with the Public Vehicle Registry (Repuve) and get a decal with a security chip that will allow authorities to track their vehicles if stolen.
Eight members of Mexico’s Supreme Court said that states, including Yucatán, are within their rights to regulate the ride-sharing platform.
The state government is violating Uber drivers’ right to work, charges Silvia América López Escoffié of the Citizens’ Movement in Yucatán.
Old analog taximeters are a thing of the past, the FUTV taxi union has declared. But their app hasn’t been updated in 10 months.
Still stinging from competition from ride-sharing platforms, FUTV taxis and vans in the city are testing out free wi-fi service for passengers.
Frustrated taxi drivers will strike again, while some quietly yield to ride-sharing platforms and “pirate” private-driving services.
The taxi strike ends today at 1, and Uber is responding by offering free rides well into the evening.
The FUTV taxi union is on strike until 1 p.m. today as drivers form a caravan looping around the city.
Hours after an Uber driver was beaten, the local taxi union announced a general strike to protest ride-sharing competition.