Mexico City officials have announced that they will prosecute anyone that offers private transportation services without the proper government concessions. Should it be confirmed, the announcement (product of a deal between city authorities and Taxi drivers lobby groups) would force private cab-hailing services such as Uber and Cabify to stop operating in Mexico City.
Representatives of over 1300 registered taxi drivers negotiated with transit, public safety and other officials in order to secure the tougher rules, and to drive back a plan that would have granted Uber a new Taxi-like concession, allowing Uber drivers to operate as independents.
Authorities also announced they will begin busting any Uber users who offer these unregulated services, enforced by police and INVEA agents.
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