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Only Chetumal taxi drivers approved for rate increase in New Year

Chetumal, Q.R. — While several of the state’s taxi unions were hoping for a rate increase in the New Year, only Chetumal taxi drivers will be allowed to charge more.

According to Rodrigo Alcazar, the director of the State Mobility Institute of Quintana Roo, only the Sindicato Único de Choferes de Automóviles de Alquiler en Chetumal (Suchaa) of Chetumal met all the requirements.

He says the Chetumal taxi driver’s union (Suchaa) met the requirements set out by the State Mobility Institute to be able to increase their rates in 2023. He explained that the Chetumal taxi drivers have requested a 30 percent increase in their fares since they have charged the same rates since 2019.

“Only Othón P. Blanco, the Suchaa of Othón P. Blanco, no other union entered the complete information so next year, they will be able to submit their requests again so that studies can be carried out to evaluate whether or not it is appropriate,” explained Rodrigo Alcazar.

He said taxi drivers in the various municipalities of Quintana Roo will have to reapply next year, at which time, a supply and demand study will be conducted. The results of the study will determine the number of concessions granted as well as where additional transport units are required due to municipal growth.

He says that not all the municipalities are growing at equal rates, which is why they do separate evaluations.