Regulating Puerto Plata’s moto-taxis
With the first cruise ships expected in October 2015 at the Carnival Cruise Amber Cove cruise ship terminal, Puerto Plata has announced the regulation of moto-taxis, better known as “moto-conchos.” This part of a concerted effort to increase safety of visitors and prevent crime.
The registration process is excluding persons that have a criminal record and that may disguise themselves as legitimate moto-taxis service providers.
The municipal authorities of the city have begun to register the moto-taxis, and each is receiving their service schedule and an orange-colored jacket that must be worn when on service. The city government officer in charge of ground transport in the city, Luis Bencosme said that only those who register will be allowed to offer the service in the city.
Bencosme said that moto-conchos using a green jacket will need to register and wear the approved orange jackets. He said that the green color uniforms correspond will only correspond to the Metropolitan Transport Authority (Amet) officers.
The registration process began on 22 June and ends on 25 July 2015. Moto-taxi owners are charged RD$200 for the license plate, the ID and the schedule.
The city was divided into 20 coded areas and routes were assigned in accordance to where the individual lives.
Source: Puerto Plata Digital
June 26, 2015
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