Days after the city announced plans to modernize its transportation services, a promise that has been made over the years without being realized, Secretary of Transportation, Enrique Servando Sepúlveda, announced that Uber is seeking permission to offer services in Puerto Vallarta.
Uber is a transportation service that operates through a mobile application, from any device such as phones, tablets or computers, the payment is made by credit card or debit card, and the service is monitored by GPS and rides are metered and tipping the driver is prohibited. The minimum rates are 25 pesos, attention is personnel and training is of drivers is a priority for the company; which certainly gives the user greater confidence to choose this company in its transportation. Uber launched last year in Mexico City.
The Secretary believes that Uber operating in Puerto Vallarta could help improve services with buses and taxis as more competition in the industry forces change among the drivers, costs, and services being offered to the public.
The decision on the arrival of Uber to Puerto Vallarta is in the hand’s of the State Congress, they will determine whether the proposal is suitable for the destination.