Chetumal, Q.R. — Chetumal taxi drivers hoping for a rate increase before the end of the year have been told no. Rodrigo Alcazar, the Director of the Quintana Roo Mobility Institute (Imoveqroo), reported that the request to increase taxi and urvan rates during the remainder of 2023 has not been authorized.
He did, however, say that a rate increase for Chetumal drivers in 2024 is being analyzed.
He said that the unionized Chetumal drivers recently submitted the request for an increase, but did not provide the required mobility study which means no increase in 2023. However, Alcazar says they have since submitted the corresponding study to support their increase request, which is what is being analyzed.
He explained that the mobility study includes data on the price of gasoline, supplies, spare parts and maintenance costs of their units, which is used to justify taxi rate increases, and based on those costs, then determine the percentage to raise the rates.
“The information will be analyzed and based on that information is to rule whether the rate increase is appropriate or not,” he explained.
He said that there is still the last quarter of 2023 for the Mobility Institute to define whether or not the increase is justified. If so, if the rate increase is approved, it will come into effect in 2024.