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.
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.
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.
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.