The taxi rejects the proposal of Carmena and Garrido to limit the distance to 300 meters to request a VTC

The taxi rejects the proposal of Carmena and Garrido to limit the distance to 300 meters to request a VTC


MADRIDUpdated:

The taxi faces the proposal of the Community and the City of Madrid with skepticism. The great crossroads that now rejects the sector is the spatial precontracting that includes the text for the VTC, that is, the distance that must separate the customer from the vehicle when the first one contracts it, between 500 and 300 meters according to the size of the municipality – of more meters for large cities and less for smaller localities.

This is what sources describe aware of the meeting, who point out that if there is no agreement between federations of taxi drivers, the pre-agreement would not even be voted on and would have automatic rejection. From the sector they argue that this spatial distance formula is "ineffective" since in some European capitals software frauds have been discovered to trick the distance and thus skip the prohibition.

The taxi prefers that the limit to VTC be temporary, so that the client must reserve the vehicle with between 15 and 60 minutes in advance -As well as with space fringes, with more time in large cities and less in the rest. They argue that the definition of pre-contracting is temporary, not spatial.

Along with this, the pre-agreement between the Madrid City Council and the Community, to which ABC has had access, also includes that VTCs can not be parked less than one hundred meters of airports, railway stations, buses, transport interchanges, hotels, shopping centers, places where mass influxes of people and taxi stops are being held.

The mayor of Madrid, Manuela Carmena, has also met with taxi representatives, after the meeting held with the Community of Madrid. Now they have returned to meet with the Transport Council of the Community of Madrid.

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