TULUM, Mexico – In light of the development of the new airport and the Tren Maya station, the “Tiburones del Caribe” Taxi Union is actively considering the establishment of a new company to operate within these federal premises.
Eleazar Sagrero, the head of the “Tiburones del Caribe” Taxi Union, disclosed that transportation services within these locations are under the purview of federal permit holders. Given this, they are exploring alternative operational models, which would necessitate the creation of a new company to facilitate the participation of taxi organizations in providing services within these areas.
He emphasized that several taxi unions are already diligently working on this initiative, aiming to seize the opportunity presented by both the airport and the Tren Maya terminal, where a substantial influx of passengers is anticipated.
Shifting focus, Sagrero revealed that they have submitted requests for a fare increase ranging from 15% to 20% for services provided within the city. These proposals will be reviewed by the governing board and the Institute of Mobility (Imoveqroo).
The rationale behind these fare hike petitions is primarily attributed to the escalating costs of fuel, essential supplies, maintenance, and vehicle parts, he concluded.
Tulum’s transportation landscape is poised for change as the “Tiburones del Caribe” Taxi Union strategizes to adapt to the evolving infrastructure and the economic challenges it brings. With both the new airport and the Tren Maya station on the horizon, the union recognizes the need to navigate the complexities of operating within federal facilities.
Eleazar Sagrero, the head of the “Tiburones del Caribe” Taxi Union, revealed that discussions are underway within the union to establish a new company specifically geared toward providing transportation services at these federal sites. This strategic move aims to ensure that taxi organizations can participate in servicing passengers arriving at these high-traffic locations.
Sagrero highlighted the collective effort within various taxi unions to explore and implement this new operational model. He emphasized that it’s not solely about the airport; the bustling terminal of the Tren Maya, expected to welcome a substantial number of passengers, is also on their radar.
In addition to these developments, Sagrero divulged that they have formally submitted requests for a fare increase, seeking an adjustment ranging from 15% to 20% for services within the city. These proposals will undergo careful evaluation by the governing board and the Institute of Mobility (Imoveqroo).
The reasoning behind these fare hike petitions is rooted in the escalating costs that taxi operators face. Rising fuel prices, and increased expenses for essential supplies, maintenance, and vehicle parts have collectively driven the need for an adjustment in fares to sustain the quality of service provided to residents and visitors in Tulum.
In light of these proposed changes and the evolving landscape of transportation in Tulum, the “Tiburones del Caribe” Taxi Union is poised to navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the forthcoming airport and Tren Maya terminal.