Coming Soon to Vallarta: Uber vs. Taxi Drivers

Mexico News Daily
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June 13, 2017


There’s a battle brewing in Puerto Vallarta: Uber’s coming to town.

The app-based ride-hailing service announced on the weekend it would be setting up in the Jalisco city as well as in Nuevo Vallarta in the Riviera Nayarit.

The company has begun looking for drivers in both areas but has not announced a start date.

But as far as Puerto Vallarta’s taxi drivers are concerned, there won’t be one because Uber does not have the necessary authorization to operate in the municipality.

“If it’s necessary that we have to demonstrate we shall do so in a peaceful and respectful manner, but we’ll do it with all our families,” said Jaime Aguilar Mejía, general secretary of a local taxi drivers’ union.

He said there are some 3,000 taxi drivers in the municipality.

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