Despite controversy, UBER returns to Cancun with updates

Saúl Crespo, Communication Manager at Uber México.

“Around 8 AM on Thursday June 6th, Uber will restart operations in Cancun, Quintana Roo, with a base rate of 35.4 pesos,” confirmed Saúl Crespo, communication manager of Uber México.

Although the Institute of Mobility of Quintana Roo argued that in the absence of a regulation,  a mechanism for the application to operate could not be established, Uber will be able to return with the support of the exhortation made by a District Judge last March for the state government to allow its operation in this tourism destination.

“Tomorrow Uber finally returns to Cancun, we will start serving more than 500,000 citizens. Our return consolidates the commitment we have with Cancun and its citizens. We want to be part of the city and provide solutions to mobility, as well as offer self-employment opportunities to more than 5,000 people. We thank the users, driving partners and numerous chambers of  private initiative entrepreneurs for their support during our break,”  Crespo explained.

The services will only start in Cancun, especially the downtown area and hotel zone, no service can be given from another municipality or the airport, but from Cancun passengers can be taken to other parts of the state and to the airport of course.

The application will return with several updates in its security functions, among which stand out: 911 button, security center and trusted contacts; tools that seek to make each trip the most reliable. In addition all trips feature insurance coverage including material damage, total theft, personal accidents and civil liability for damages to third parties.

“With our return we become allies of the state of Quintana Roo, where additional opportunities for self-employment and entrepreneurship will be facilitated. For now, our priority is to provide citizens and tourists with access to the platform, and to our driving partners all the support to comply with the requirements of the regulation to be able to offer five-star trips. Our return is legitimate and responds to the interest of almost the entire population. We reiterate our openness to dialogue with authorities to advance in the necessary procedures, ” Uber’s Communication Manager concluded.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom



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