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Tulum one of four municipalities requesting more licensed taxis to meet public demand

Tulum, Q. R. — The taxi union of Quintana Too is requesting a mobility study after they say there is a public need for more taxis. The Frente Único de los Trabajadores del Volante (FUTV) de Quintana Roo, which makes up taxi drivers from Holbox, Chiquilá, Bacalar and Tulum, will make their request for the study.

Eleazar Sagrero Ordóñez, general secretary of the FUTV, says there is a demand for public transportation in those municipalities.

“During the previous six-year term, mobility requests from some unions have been submitted from places such as Holbox, Chiquilá, Bacalar and Tulum, so that they carry out studies based on the new transport law and regulations,” said the taxi driver leader.

He explained that “here in Tulum, we have that need. Bacalar, a developing and growing municipality, also has it. In the municipality of Lázaro Cárdenas, specifically Chiquilá and Holbox, also have that need. So we are going to resubmit that request hoping to have a favorable response for the workers,” he said.

In Tulum, there is a need for another 150 to 200 taxis, he quoted.

“The units we have now are not enough and that puts us in conflict with citizens because the reality is we do not manage to cover all the areas and even more so on weekends when workers leave their jobs and go to their communities, which leaves taxis and foreign service vehicles saturated,” he explained.