The coexistence between taxi drivers and VTC is complicated every day. One of the demands of the traditional transport professionals that has led them to strike this last week is that they comply with the law that limits a VTC license for every 30 taxis. And, according to the Ministry of Public Works, this ratio is only met in 9 of the 52 Spanish provinces.
The Ministry directed by José Luis Ábalos keeps updated a list with the number of licenses granted to Uber, Cabify and taxis and, according to these data, only in Lugo, Vizcaya, Zamora, Huesca, Lérida, Badajoz, Jaén, Albacete and Soria comply with the ratio of one VTC for every 30 taxis. The case of Soria stands out, the only province in which there is still no vehicle license with driver.
On the other hand, there are 23 provinces in which there are less than 10 taxis for each VTC license, such as Madrid, Barcelona or Malaga, where a large number of vehicles of the new platforms are concentrated.