Despite the reluctance of some groups to regularize, the Tlajomulco City Council concluded the first stage of the census of motorcycle taxis operating in the municipality.
Taiko Figueroa Larios, municipal liaison with the Transportation Secretariat (Setran), reported that They took a census of 1,600 motorcycle taxis and documented the dozens of bases that exist in the municipality. He acknowledged that the registry is not yet complete and explained that there are reluctant groups who did not heed the call of the authority and have dedicated themselves to spreading misinformation about the regulation.
“Those 1,600, I think it’s like 70% of the entire universe we have of motorcycle taxis that provide service in the municipality. We have identified in Zona Centro, San Sebastián, Bosques de Santa Anita, El Zapote, Cajititlán, Silos and Agaves”, he commented.
The number documented by Tlajomulco represents more than 60% of the units recognized by Setran, which has referred to the operation of only 2,560 motorcycle taxis in the entire Metropolitan Area of Guadalajara (AMG).
In the last official registry of motorcycle taxis, carried out in 2016, Tlajomulco was the municipality with the highest circulation, with 1,019 units in 24 operating bases.
The municipal official agreed with the governor that motorcycle taxis could continue to serve the interior of subdivisions in an orderly manner. He added that they are working in coordination with the state authorities to continue with the registration and they hope that Setran will mark the next steps to follow, since there is still no date for the second stage of the census.
“The problem we have is that there is a lot of false information with these groups, that has prevented everyone from being called. There are characters that exist who spread lies. There is a lot of the theme that They are selling counterfeit permits, supposed shelters, they sell places in the bases and that complicates our work for us because of the false information they have”, he explained.
Figueroa Larios pointed out that his invitation to providers of this service is that they have a valid vehicle license and documentation, do not circulate on main avenues and do not drive minors.
Today they are all irregular because the law prohibits them, but the Jalisco Congress is already analyzing a reform to regularize them.
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