According to legislator Franklin Corella, promoter of this initiative, it is expected that the bill that regulates and promotes collaborative mobility will be presented to the Legislative by the end of the month.
The bill establishes the requirements for collaborative mobility platforms operating in the country. It also creates the National Mobility Fund (FNM) which will be funded with a 3% charge for every trip using the platforms. This collection will be used to encourage new ways of mobility and urban accessibility.
Last week we held the last forum with representatives of the bus industry and the special services companies that serve students and tourists. We also invited the Committee of Public Transport (CTP) and some taxi drivers’ cooperatives, but they decided not to participate. We respect that sector and all other sectors, but the modernization of the transport is a reality and they must have a clear position, “
said the legislator.
There are two types of collaborative mobility in the bill: paid and unpaid, which is carpooling.
In that case, if Uber follows the law, they could work under the remunerated collaborative mode, but fulfilling a number of conditions, such as identification and the use of national bank accounts, among other requirements,
Corella’s intention is to optimize and reduce the number of vehicles entering the central valley.
However, Gilbert Ureña, taxi drivers’ spokeesman, does not agree with the content of the bill because they think that the taxi drivers are going to be aggrieved.
When asked about non attending the forum, where the content of the proposal was discussed, he said that they didn´t receive any formal invitation to the meeting.
He added that the taxi drivers’ guild is focused on the decisions that are going to be reached by the Constitutional Court,
We are going to coordinate some actions in the coming days, but we are not going to say a word about it,”