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The Adeje transport councillor, Andrés Pérez Ramos, has announced the issuing of 15 new taxi licences for the borough.
“We have been working to improve the taxi sector in the borough, a sector important to the destination for visitors and residents. These 15 new licences will meet an identified need in a balanced way within the sector adding quality to what is already an excellent service”, said Pérez Ramos. They are being granted following a socio-economic study of the existing demand and potential growth in the borough.
Those interested in applying for a licence must meet certain requirements and present the documentation outlined in the relevant section in the Adeje council page ayuntamientodeadeje.es. Obviously included in the conditions will be the requirement that the applicant is in possession of a valid clean driving licence and not currently the holder of another taxi licence. The car to be licensed must also meet certain conditions and be registered in Adeje.
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Adeje, Arona and the Cabildo draw up a united transport plan
The Adeje and Arona transport councillors, Andrés Pérez Ramos and Leopoldo Díaz respectively, and the initiative and mobility representatives from the Cabildo Miguel Becerra and Manuel Ortega met earlier this week to look at a number of issues of mutual importance in the transport sector including the image of the taxi sector.
Pérez Ramos said, “the adminstrations are drawing up a strategy and coordination plan necessary to meet head on the problems we have identified in the taxi sector in tourism zones, in particular fraudelent practises”.
Regarding the latter he said, “we are looking to introduce measures to deal with irregular situations which affect the sector and damage the image of the destination, and we have to work together in a coordinated manner to, for instance, step up vigilance of suspicious activities or persons who offer to take passengers as well as proper fare systems, etc”.
The importance of working across both boroughs in this regard was stressed given that fraudelent practises operated in both zones and the huge importance both councils place on stamping out any behaviour that would damage the principal industry of Adeje and Arona, namely tourism.
“Fraud in the taxi sector is a problem that directly affects our main economic motor”, repeated councillor Pérez Ramos.