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State Secretary says Uber could be legal by end of March

Cancun, Q.R. — Progress continues in the agreements between the State Secretary, Uber and taxi drivers in Quintana Roo. State officials are moving forward, albeit slowly, with the modification of state mobility laws that will allow digital platforms like Uber to operate in Quintana Roo.

The manager of Public Policies for Uber in Mexico, Julia Ortiz Ríos, said that there has been an openness on the part of the state government to work on the safety of Uber users.

“The support has been absolute, expressing here the openness at all times of the Government Secretary (Cristina Torres) for providing us with attention, for giving us the possibility of presenting our points of view and obviously what is happening regarding the service we are providing.

“It is important to note that one of the central points we are working on is to collaborate to provide security at all times for all users as well as those people who are providing the service,” Ortiz Ríos explained.

Cristina Torres said they are hoping to have the new regulations in place by the end of next month.

“Work is underway to have the law and regulations by the end of March,” Torres said. “Today, there are fourteen proposals that allow citizen participation,” she said.

As part of the agreed talks headed by the State Government, transport representatives from the digital platform Uber and Didi, as well as taxi driver unions, businessmen, business chambers, executive authorities, security, deputies and members of the Institute of Mobility of Quintana Roo, are working to create an agreement and guarantee transportation as well as the safety of visitors and tourists.