The local authorities indicate that the federal project will introduce new schemes in the municipality.
Trustee Adrián Pérez Vera urged to call for a bidding process for the public transportation concession that will be linked to the federal project Tren Maya, which is about to begin operations.
The mayor commented that it is necessary to create a new mobility plan that this city council should leave for other administrations, since the federal project will break all kinds of schemes in the municipality.
“I consider it extremely opportune that for a destination like Solidaridad we have to put public transportation out to bid. The Mayan Train is coming and if we do not get ahead with a mobility plan, we do not establish new routes: dignified trucks, that have cameras, environmentally friendly, that accept bicycles, that are inclusive,” said Perez Vera.
The Tren Maya and its station are being built in the middle part of the Villas del Sol subdivision. Although it will bring about a general change in the municipality’s mobility, so far there has been no talk of new routes or new mobility systems.
Currently the urban public transportation service is tendered in favor of the Tucsa company, which has a monopoly in this modality and so far no municipal government, despite its desire to do so, has been able to grant the concession of the urban public transportation system.
This company has as partners, according to the Public Registry of Commerce, several people who are also concessionaires of the cab drivers union Lázaro Cárdenas del Río.
“With clear and transparent rules so that any company that wishes to participate can do so, no matter if it is Tucsa, cab drivers, ADO, as long as they submit to the conditions that we determine and they are not unfair conditions as happened with Playaparq”, said the trustee.
Complaints against Tucsa are constant, therefore the trustee urged a change in the provision of the service in view of the new reality of transportation to which Playa del Carmen is fast approaching.
“Today our students have to take two buses to get to the university, they have to spend 45 minutes each way,” he added.