Passengers queue up at a Calle 59 bus stop in Merida. Photo: Diario de Yucatan

Updated: Yucatan government officials have put on hold a plan to allow urban buses to run at full capacity. Some seats are still being kept empty to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

While at first authorities told Diario de Yucatan that the measure passed a committee vote and would be implemented on Friday, later the site reported that no start date has been decided.

Once the plan is in place, Taxis and ride-share vehicles such as Uber will be allowed to have two passengers in the back seat.

Public transport vans called “combis” will be allowed to carry up to 12 passengers. For, combis are still limited to seven.

Smaller shuttle vans that are carrying up to eight people will hold 13, plus the driver.

Most workers in the Centro Historico rely on public transportation of some sort, and social distancing has been a challenge in long lines at crowded bus stops.

Source: Diario de Yucatan

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