Motorcycle taxis protest Uber, new law
Several motorcycle taxi associations have announced that they plan to block Uber from offering motorcycle taxi service. Uber currently offers regular taxi service in major cities.
Danny Minaya, head of the National Motorcycle Taxi Confederation, says that they are going to fight Uber. He argued that Dominicans who go to the United States are allegedly not allowed to set up a taxi business, so they will not allow Uber to enter the market here in the Dominican Republic.
Minaya said that this week, motorcycle taxi drivers will march to the Uber office in Santiago. He complained that the new Transit Law 63-17 is also causing problems and affecting their work.
According to Jochimil de la Rosa, another motorcycle taxi organization head, the new law prohibits children under the age of 8 from travelling on a motorcycle taxi. He says they are asking the government to allow children to travel by motorcycle taxis within specific neighborhoods, although not in congested urban areas.
In addition, deputy Rafael Tobías Crespo has suggested that the Executive Branch come up with a solution for safe transport for children to get to and from school.
Source: DR1, DiarioLibre
Feb 28, 2017
Category: DR News |