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Cozumel taxi drivers protest federal transport vans at airport

Cozumel, Q.R. — Taxi drivers on the island of Cozumel gathered at the international airport Tuesday in protest of federal-plated transport vans.

Taxi drivers with the Adolfo López Mateos unit created confusion for island travelers Tuesday when they were seen protesting the entrance of the Cozumel International Airport. Their appearance was in protest to the federal-plated transport vans allowed to work the airport.

More than 100 drivers were at the airport for 10:00 a.m. to meet the first arriving flight, demanding “no federal license plates be allowed.” They say their income has been reduced by half because of the federal licenses being given to the transport vans.

Municipal police were on site to clear the way and ensure order. A closed-door meeting with municipal authorities and the Mobility Institute was reportedly held yesterday.

In March, island taxi drivers protested the federal vehicles used to pick up tourists at the Cozumel International Airport saying they should not be allowed since the island does not have federal roadways.