Uber introduces new rates for Mexico City riders

New rates and rules went into effect on 4 November 2016 for app-based car services like Uber to function in Mexico City, Milenio reported on 7 November 2016. Under the new regulations, riders will have to pay at least US$0.20 for two new sets of fees as well as a 1.5 percent surcharge for a local transportation and mobility fund. Uber, which legally began service in the Mexican capital city on 2 August, also introduced the first redesign to their app in five years. According to Diario de Juárez on 5 August, Uber has helped increase the amount of new car sales in Mexico. However, taxi drivers are opposed to the service, while some local Uber drivers claim to be suffering from low commissions and excessively high costs (El Financiero, 14 July 2016).