SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 21 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, has promised to promote the rescue of taxi licenses in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, where there is an excess of about 150 in such a way that the island corporation is going to finance around 40%.
According to Martín, “this excess of licenses is seriously harming the sector, a situation that has dragged on for too long, already at the time Patricia Hernández, being the mayor of Santa Cruz, held talks with the sector and with the Cabildo to seek a solution”.
Now, he continues in a note, “we want to resolve this matter, within the current mandate, logically, with the consensus of all the representation of the sector and the City Council”.
Therefore, it indicates that the Cabildo makes itself available to the Santa Cruz City Council so that this rescue of licenses becomes effective and this demand of the sector is resolved “together”.
In conversations with representatives of taxi drivers, Miguel Ojeda, president of Elite Taxi Tenerife, has once again reiterated the need to find a solution “as soon as possible” that gives a future to taxi activity in the capital.
The insular area of Mobility directed by Enrique Arriaga is already working on budget adaptation to cover the contribution of the Tenerife Island Council.
Pedro Martín also indicates that the standardization of the number of taxi licenses is a priority measure to establish an economic balance in the sector and ensures that the island institution will participate in this process to improve its competitiveness and guarantee its viability.
According to a study by the council itself, the number of taxi licenses must be between 580 and a maximum of 632.