São Paulo regulates Uber services in the city


SAO PAULO, Brazil – The mayor of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad, took an important step in the regulating Uber services in the city. On Tuesday, the PT signed a decree that now allows the individual transport services for applications in the state capital, which includes the service Uber, but also makes room for other competitors.

From now on, companies that offer this type of service will be required to pay a fee of R0.10 per kilometer with a passenger. The idea is to allow a fleet drawn initially by the city to realize the city’s demand. The initial plan is to release the circulation of five thousand vehicles in this category.

According to Haddad, the authorized measure could also benefit the taxi drivers, since apps like Uber functioned only by court decisions without any government regulation. Thus, the service shall be taxed correctly.