Almost a year after the Jalisco Transportation Secretariat announced the implementation of a digital registry of vehicles and drivers that provide the service through the Transportation Network Companies (with digital applications), it has not yet materialized and Officially there is no such information.
In response to a request from Transparency, the Territory Management Coordination of the State Government answered: “It is in process, since a digital registry will be implemented, through which (it) will be carried out the regularization of the registration and authorization of vehicles and drivers”. However, it was not specified when it will be available.
In the face of violence against women, where it is related to drivers of these vehicles, the Ministry of Transportation announced at the end of April that it would reinforce permanent surveillance operations to supervise the operation of these units in areas with “recreation night activities”, with the intention of achieving a model with a gender perspective to guarantee the safety of users.
For the Secretary of Transportation, Diego Monraz, the digital registry would keep track of the vehicles and drivers that belong to the different platforms. Last June he presumed that they would have an “unclonable” hologram and that a unique QR code would be used, which would be issued to each of the executive taxi drivers.
The Jalisco Congress also promotes the initiative “Neither abusers nor rapists as transport drivers”in order to update the technical standard that governs the operation of these companies to reinforce the requirements to be a driver.
The Territory Management Coordination added that currently the only companies authorized to provide the service are Uber and DiDi, both with the endorsement to operate in the Guadalajara Metropolitan Area (ZMG) and in Puerto Vallarta. This means that they did not renew the permits of the Siigo Drive and Beat Ride companies, which in previous years had obtained registration.
According to the state authority, Uber and DiDi have 19,691 units registered in the metropolis, as well as 1,331 vehicles in Puerto Vallarta.