Mexican News sources are reporting the Jalisco Congress, which includes Puerto Vallarta, on Friday March 18 amended the mobility law to allow Uber to operate in Puerto Vallarta. This change should allow operation in the very near future after publication in the official state newspaper. Sources are also reporting that Puerto Vallarta uber drivers will accept cash, possibly the first location to do so.
Uber stated Jalisco embraces innovation and is making history by preserving the rights of citizens to choose safe and reliable options for transportation and income for thousands of drivers. Uber arrived in Guadalajara two years ago and Mexico City in 2013 and was well received by users and drivers, making the city one of the key Latin American markets. "We thank the governor and the state Congress for to embracing innovation, promoting the economy and defend consumer choice. We hope that this regulation will encourage similar efforts around the world. "
The age of these vehicles will be a maximum of five years and may be operating up to eight years, 10 years if hybrid cars. In addition, digital platforms must pay 35,000 pesos for its operating permit and 600,000 pesos annually for each car. The Congress also ordered 1.5 percent of their income should be given to the creation of a "green fund".