The Mixed Commission made up of taxi drivers and the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) met on Monday. The drivers did not leave the meeting satisfied, because they are sure their panorama is increasingly dark.
Rubén Vargas, from the Union of Costa Rican taxi drivers, said it is increasingly evident that legislators seek to liberalize that transport and there is no mention of the compensation they requested.
Last week, Vargas had stated that if more collaborative transport platforms came to the country, violence could be unleashed, since that would mean the “end of taxi drivers’ patience.”
However, the registration process for the new Bee Go service, which would eventually compete with Uber, began on Monday. Vargas said that it is understandable that there are more platforms like these, since
Costa Rican illegality is so beautiful.”
Taxi drivers are demanding the withdrawal of the bill 20,113 proposed by former legislator Franklin Corella, and the bill 20,518, proposed by former legislator Otto Guevara, as they come to liberalize public transport.
They assure this would leave 25 thousand families of formal taxi drivers without the right to education, health, and work.