Uber and DiDi will now be able to operate legally in Cancun and throughout the state, the Quintana Roo Congress unanimously approved the reform of the Mobility Act.
With 23 votes in favor and 0 against, the local Congress gave the green light to the proposal of the governor of Quintana Roo, Mara Lezama, for the regulation and management of passenger transport through digital platforms such as Uber and Didi.
The initiative will come into effect once published in the Official Journal of Quintana Roo.
Through his social networks, Lezama celebrated the approval of the institution’s mobility law reform and acknowledged the support of local deputies to legislate on this issue.
¡Aprueba el Congreso del Estado de Quintana Roo reforma a la Ley de Movilidad de #QuintanaRoo para dar paso a la regulación y operación de servicios tecnológicos contratados a través de plataformas digitales! https://t.co/zN3GwekVQX
— Mara Lezama (@MaraLezama) April 27, 2023
What is the Mobility Act?
There has long been an intense dispute between licensed taxi drivers and digital platform drivers in Quintana Roo, this reform seeks to end this conflict.
In a session held Wednesday evening, the deputies of the state of Quintana Roo approved a new regulatory framework for people who offer the service through platforms.
The opinion establishes the operating rules of this service and the sanctions to which those who do not comply with the law on mobility will be subject.
One of the provisions is that the taxi service can only be offered by those who have a permit, after processing the legal entity (Uber, DiDi, or another platform).
In this regard, the governor of Quintana Roo, Mara Lezama, said that this initiative was necessary to meet a demand from citizens and visitors to the state.
With this approval, “everyone will be in total freedom to decide their means of transport, in freedom and promotion of competitiveness, quality, and integrity of users of public and private transport services in Quintana Roo will be guaranteed,” said Mara Lezama.
“Undoubtedly, the level of tourism our state receives has required a modernization of service delivery to keep it at the forefront as one of the world’s leading destinations,” he concluded.