Looking for a little extra income, at least 50 people attended the first day of Uber’s recruitment drive at the Hotel Fiesta Inn near the Siglo XXI Convention Center.
Uber drivers today began circling the city’s streets waiting for their smartphones to ping, and handing taxi drivers new, digital-age competition.
Still new to Mérida, the ride-share program Uber is competing with more than taxi drivers. It’s taking on tour drivers as well, just in time for a big day at Chichén Itzá.
The state transportation department has declared Uber illegal and has arrested drivers, according to Diario de Yucatán and other sources.
Uber is offering economic and legal assistance to drivers who were assaulted by men representing airport taxi drivers on Wednesday.
State government representatives met this morning to discuss taxing and regulating Uber drivers in Mérida.
An amendment to the state law that regulates transportation has Uber threatening to leave town.
The Attorney General’s office is investigating accusations from an Uber driver that a group of taxi drivers smashed his car with rocks and sticks.
About 5,000 taxi drivers will meet Thursday to decide whether to participate in a huge work stoppage to protest the arrival of Uber, the app-based ride-share service.
Hours after an Uber driver was beaten, the local taxi union announced a general strike to protest ride-sharing competition.