Cancun, Q.R. — On Wednesday, 200 new fully equipped taxis were released onto the streets of Cancun that the governor says will offer greater safety to users.
Governor Carlos Joaquín has approved the opening of the new Taxi Naranja project that launced in Cancun Wednesday. The new units are fully equipped with GPS, 360-degree-video cameras and are monitored 24 hours per day.
The launching of the new taxis was held at the Sindicato de Taxistas Andrés Quintana Roo where Governor Carlos Joaquín was on hand to begin the new program meant to provide safer taxi options for the public, in particular, women.
The drivers of Taxi Naranja have been trained and certified. The program hopes to raise awareness and provide good practices in terms of gender and non-discrimination by the city’s taxi drivers.
The program was promoted by the Gobierno del Estado through the Instituto Quintanarroense de la Mujer and el Instituto de Movilidad del Estado.