Uber still cannot operate in Tulum, Imoveqroo warns of arrests and sanctions
Uber still cannot operate in Tulum, Imoveqroo warns of arrests and sanctions

February 18, 2024
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February 18, 2024

Uber still cannot operate in Tulum, Imoveqroo warns of arrests and sanctions

Uber still cannot operate in Tulum, Imoveqroo warns of arrests and sanctions

The Judicial Power must notify the Government and Congress of Quintana Roo, so that once they have the resolution of the injunction in favor of Uber, they can work on the modification of the Mobility Law and the creation of a regulatory framework in which they have the rules so that Uber can operate through permits and not concessions.

As there is still no regulatory framework and rules of operation in Quintana Roo, the Uber company and all its driver partners must adhere to what the law currently establishes, which is to provide the service through the use of concessions, informed the head of the Institute of Mobility (Imoveqroo), Rodrigo Alcázar Urrutia.

If this is not adhered to, the state official warned that Uber would be operating irregularly in the State, which could result in arrests and economic fines against the platform’s drivers who are providing service without a concession.

Uber still cannot operate in Tulum, Imoveqroo warns of arrests and sanctions

He explained that the Judicial Power must notify the Government and Congress of Quintana Roo, so that once they have the resolution of the injunction in favor of Uber, they can work on the modification of the Mobility Law and the creation of a regulatory framework in which there are rules so that Uber can operate through permits and not concessions.

“Up to this day what the regulation marks is that they have to be concessionaires, once the Judicial Power notifies the Legislative Power of Quintana Roo, the local Congress will have to make the modifications to the law and, referring to these modifications, the regulation will have to be made to know how they will operate and under what rules”, Rodrigo Alcázar pointed out.

He mentioned that the amparo makes the clarification that Uber is a private and not a public service, so it does not require a concession, but that does not mean that they are not regulated, that is, the digital transportation platform has to wait for the state regulation to be ready so that it can operate legally in the entity.

Uber still cannot operate in Tulum, Imoveqroo warns of arrests and sanctions

Regarding the announcements that Uber is already registering driver partners to provide service in Chetumal and other cities in the state, the director of Imoveqroo said that they can do it to prepare and have everything ready when the rules of operation come out; but what they cannot do is to start providing the service right now, as it would be irregular and would bring consequences based on what is currently established by law in the matter.

“As an Institute we can stop the unit and impose an economic fine, because at this moment the law continues to indicate the service under concession. When the modification is made from a public to a private service, then there will be new rules for Uber to operate in Quintana Roo,” he clarified.

Uber still cannot operate in Tulum, Imoveqroo warns of arrests and sanctions
Uber still cannot operate in Tulum, Imoveqroo warns of arrests and sanctions
Uber still cannot operate in Tulum, Imoveqroo warns of arrests and sanctionsEN