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QR taxi rate increase likely to hit by summer

Cancun, Q.R. — Taxi rates are set to increase throughout the state of Quintana Roo and are expected to be implemented by the summer.

The rate increase proposal has been confirmed by Sintra who says it will affect all 17 registered unions. For most regions an increase of between 2 and 4 peso has been proposed, however, for the city of Chetumal, a 5 peso increase is being considered.

If approved, the new prices will not affect students, seniors or those with disabilities. The price hike is being referred to as a “controlled increase” to counter the rise in the price of fuel.

In July of last year, combi (colectivo) vans successfully raised their tariffs by 2 pesos from 7 pesos to 9 pesos for an adult passenger. Tucsa bus service also made mention of a passenger increase, but has not implemented anything yet. If approved, the new taxi rates will be put into effect in 60 days.



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