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.
The arrest of an outlawed ride-sharing driver yesterday sparked a spontaneous protest on the Plaza Grande.
Uber takes advantage of a taxi strike and got new riders. That worked in Mérida, but backfired in New York City.
For the second time in less than a week, an Uber driver has been caught violating the law by providing transportation at the Mérida airport.
Reflecting higher gas prices, Uber Mexico has upped its rates by 7.5 to 18.2 percent depending on the city. Local rate hikes are on the lower side of the spectrum.
Objecting to an amendment’s tough provisions, Uber has ignored a state-mandated deadline to register its business, but is vowing to stay in Mérida.
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.