Uber service extension rejected

Economy

Carriers leaders yesterday expressed their rejection of the Government’s decision to allow an extension for six months (until October 31, 2018) so that operators of technology platforms such as Uber can cash in for the service provided.

Carriers object to the modifications made by the Ministry of Government to Executive Decree No. 331 of October 31, 2017, which regulates the luxury transportation service offered through Information and Communications Technology and which sets a deadline for this cash payment.

Rafael Reyes, president of the Provincial Transport Chamber of Panama, reported that today they will file a criminal complaint against the director of the Transit and Land Transportation Authority, Julio González, before the Public Prosecutor’s Office. And announced that on May 16, in the Cinta Costera, will hold a protest against this and other measures against selective transport.

Meanwhile, Efraín Palacios, general secretary of Taxis of Tourism at Tocumen Airport, questioned the measure and said that it will affect about 150 owners of vehicles that for years provide this service

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