Riviera Maya, Q.R. — The state of Quintana Roo will have three different types of platforms to accommodate digital transportation. For now, the state is moving forward to modify the State Mobility Law to implement two types that will allow Uber to operate legally.
On Tuesday, State Secretary Cristina Torres said they are continuing to move in a positive forward direction with the remodeling of the Mobility Laws. She said upfront, they are working on implementing laws that will comply with the state’s laws in various modes of transportation.
The most recent is their third meeting for the proposals to modify the Mobility Law to accommodate digital services such as Uber. She said they are working on modifying the current laws to accommodate both private and public platforms.
“I can tell you in advance that the modality will be through two types of platform, a public one that will be the public transport concessionaires, a private one that will be open to all transport platforms with certain requirements and modalities for each one of them,” she explained.
She added that the third will be “a public-private one where any transport platform can be associated with any concessionaire.”
Torres said that after three meetings, all involved parties were able to reach agreements regarding the two platforms, the public and private.
“Fortunately, a general consensus was reached between the platforms and the concessionaires,” which she said, has been out of respect in the advancements of the scheme, which has included state congress, the executive branch, the platforms and the business sector.
Torres said they are still aiming to have the regulations in place for Legislature by the end of March. In the meantime, Uber remains in limbo.
According to Rodrigo Alcázar Urrutia, head of the Quintana Roo Mobility Institute (IMOVEQROO), the private rideshare company will have to remain in limbo since there are no regulations for them to operate, nor are there any sanctions to be applied for them to stop operating.