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Taxis ditch meters, double down on Mi Taxi app

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.

Facing crackdown, Uber drivers’ turn to protest

The arrest of an outlawed ride-sharing driver yesterday sparked a spontaneous protest on the Plaza Grande.

This time, Uber faces backlash after taxi strike

Uber takes advantage of a taxi strike and got new riders. That worked in Mérida, but backfired in New York City.

2nd Uber driver arrested, car towed, for serving airport

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.

Uber rates rise, reflecting higher gas prices

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.

Uber lets state deadline pass; vows to stay in Mérida

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.

FUTV taxis adding free wi-fi for passengers

Still stinging from competition from ride-sharing platforms, FUTV taxis and vans in the city are testing out free wi-fi service for passengers.

2nd taxi strike set; some drivers risk being ‘traitor’

Frustrated taxi drivers will strike again, while some quietly yield to ride-sharing platforms and "pirate" private-driving services.

Uber offers free rides on day of taxi strike

The taxi strike ends today at 1, and Uber is responding by offering free rides well into the evening.

2,000 taxi drivers on strike until 1 p.m. today

The FUTV taxi union is on strike until 1 p.m. today as drivers form a caravan looping around the city.

Uber driver attacked as taxi union plans huge strike

Hours after an Uber driver was beaten, the local taxi union announced a general strike to protest ride-sharing competition.

Taxi drivers plan peninsula-wide Uber protest

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.

Uber car allegedly smashed by taxi drivers

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.

Uber threatens to leave Mérida

An amendment to the state law that regulates transportation has Uber threatening to leave town.

Tax on Uber drivers proposed

State government representatives met this morning to discuss taxing and regulating Uber drivers in Mérida.

Uber vows to continue Mérida expansion

Uber is offering economic and legal assistance to drivers who were assaulted by men representing airport taxi drivers on Wednesday.

Uber declared illegal; cars seized

The state transportation department has declared Uber illegal and has arrested drivers, according to Diario de Yucatán and other sources.

Uber offers tour deal to Chichén Itzá

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.

Uber’s expansion into Mérida has begun

Uber drivers today began circling the city's streets waiting for their smartphones to ping, and handing taxi drivers new, digital-age competition.

Uber signing up drivers in Mérida

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.