Mobility apps celebrate legislative victory in Brazil

Mobility apps celebrate legislative victory in Brazil

Chamber Articles Category: Legal Updates Post Date: 09/29/17 Source: ZDNet By: Angelica Mari
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Mobility apps celebrated their latest victory in Brazil as a Senate vote for legislation aimed at making their operation unviable has been postponed.

Uber, Cabify, and local firm 99 are the main companies sharing the urban mobility pie in Brazil and, similarly to other countries, have dealt with a fair amount of resistance from taxi lobbyists and politicians that support them.

The bill PLC 28/2017, analyzed by the Brazilian Senate yesterday (26), is aimed at increasing bureaucracy at such an event that it will render impossible for drivers to operate through the apps. No previous draft legislation on the topic had gone this far.

The bill outlines that drivers working through the apps will need to get taxi license plates and have special driving licenses as well as other documents that are currently required of taxi drivers. Read Full Article