If there is one thing that cannot be denied about the mayor of São Paulo, it is that he has courage. This Tuesday, 10/05, Fernando Haddad picked up almost 40 thousand taxi drivers and signed the decree that regulates the use of Uber in the city. And it goes further: it intends to allow the Single Ticket to be used to pay for the app’s races.
The idea being developed by SPNegócios is apparently very promising. The proposal is to make life easier for those who take more than one transport to go to work. With that, Uber cars would be used to take the passenger home to subway and train stations, for example.
The proposal is to make life easier for those who take more than one transport
As the race would be paid for by the Single Ticket, the secondary modes would not be discounted. It may not be so advantageous for those who live far from a station, since the value of the race would be higher than a ticket, but for those who live nearby, or are late, it is an option to be considered mainly due to the comfort factor. This would also be true for taxi applications, such as Easy Taxi and 99 Taxi.
It is not yet known when the Single Ticket will be implemented to pay for the races.
The decree that regulates the use of Uber brings some points that will make taxi drivers even more furious. The most controversial is that anyone who wants to use the car for transportation through the app will not need a permit, just a CNH to exercise paid function.
In return, the city will charge a kind of concession from companies. The rate will turn from R $ 0.10 on average per kilometer traveled. This rate will be variable and may be lower for the driver who chooses to work in the periphery.
Controversy over possible family connection between Haddad and Uber employee
A week before the mayor signed the app regulations in the city, a controversy put even more fuel on the fire between Uber vs. Uber. Taxi drivers. It was discovered that Fernando Haddad’s nephew works in an Uber operational position in Brazil.
The suspicion was that Guilherme Haddad Nazar, who works in the company’s Information Technology area, would act as a lobbyist for the application.
Both the city and Uber denied that the family connection between Guilherme and the mayor was influencing the decisions made in favor of regulating applications.
It may even be that one thing has nothing to do with the other, but it is at least questionable.