Merida declares Uber as a "pirate" transport service

By Elliot Bullman

As a result of being recognized by the government as a “pirate” transport service in Merida, police will continue arresting UBER drivers.

Yucatan State Transport Director Humberto Hevia Jiménez declared that Uber is a “pirate” service in Merida.

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“As the multinational platform works outside the law, the works of detection, detention and confiscationof vehicles will continue”, he added.

Hevia Jiménez reported that the Transportation Directorate does not know how many Uber vehicles operate in Merida “because it is an illegal service”.

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“We work according to the law and its regulations to have an orderly, supervised transport service that gives security to both operators and users.”

In order to clamp down on the huge Uber network, Jiménez´s department is working around the clock to detect vehicles that give a service of transport without the corresponding concession. Checkpoints have been set up around the city of Merida to detain Uber operators, confiscate their vehicles.

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Since the passage of the Transportation Act reform, he said, they have stopped more than 780 vehicles working for Uber. They returned about 200, but there are repeat offenders.

In Mexico Uber operates on a state by state basis. In Quintana Roo the conventional taxi drivers union warned that they will remove Uber from the entity. Meanwhile in Puerta Vallarta, despite the resistance of the taxi drivers, the unions, the PRI and the governor, Uber could soon become a reality there.

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