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Imoveqroo agrees to initial 150 Cozumel taxi driver permits

Cozumel, Q.R. — At least 150 concession permits will be granted to Cozumel taxi drivers by Imoveqroo. The announcement was made by Imoveqroo head Rodrigo Alcazar Urrutia Thursday after a meeting with the Adolfo López Mateos Union.

Members of the Cozumel Union were met by Alcazar Urrutia and Cozumel Mayor Juanita Alonso Marrufo to resolve island operating concerns. The two sides met after a group of Cozumel taxi drivers began protesting outside City Hall early Wednesday morning.

The group of nearly 200 island drivers were protesting what they referred to as ‘broken promises’ by state authorities.

“Imoveqroo has promised to begin the study and analysis of the list of requested concessions, while 150 permits will be granted to operate in the local area with GPS and not leave the established area,” Alcazar said after the meeting regarding part of the agreement that was reached.

Imoveqroo agrees to initial 150 Cozumel taxi driver permits
Both sides met Wednesday in Cozumel. Photo: H. Ayuntamiento de Cozumel January 11, 2024.

Alcazar added that they will maintain talks with the taxi drivers in coordination with the Cozumel City Council.

According to the protesting Cozumel taxi drivers, only 60 taxi concessions were handed out during 2023, a figure that is not in line with the growth of the island. As part of the agreement reached, state agency Imoveqroo will carry out a study to update growth figures and meet demands accordingly.