To combat Uber, taxi drivers offer free races in Manaus

The intention of the taxi drivers is to promote the shared taxi system.
30/08/2017 10h10 - Updated 31/08/2017 11h00
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After releasing the shared taxi in Manaus, despite being prohibited by law, according to the Municipal Superintendence of Urban Transportation (SMTU), taxi drivers want to promote on Wednesday (30), from 6am, free racing between the Petropolis neighborhood, Zona Sul, and the city center. Gratuity will apply to the first 20 races.

The intention according to the representative of the movement in favor of sharing taxis racing, Marcos Adriano Necklaces, It is to test the new mode and draw the attention of government for the legalization of Uber drivers.

Second or taxi driver, the action was the only way found by the class to regain its popularity with the old customers.

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The shared taxi service was launched this week, and now has 500 taxi drivers part of the group. Besides that, the category bet on a mobile application that provides 25% discount on travel, the "Seven Taxi". The workers claim that the ideas aim to "rescue" passengers and survive in the market.

To request the service, just identify the passenger the taxi with the adhesive "Shared Taxi" and inform the destination the taxi driver. In this system, the driver can take up to four passengers have destinations within routes created by UTM. O value varies R $ 5 a R$ 10 per person, depending on the distance from the site to the city center. "For example, Aleixo to the Center, normal trip would cost R $ 22. Divided to four people, the amount paid by you would be $ 5 at end of trip ", Alex explained Adriano, driver and representative of UTM.

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