TAXI RUTERO 2 THE PREMISE OF AN ALTERNATIVE SERVICE
IT HAS BECOME USUAL TO SEE, THROUGHOUT THE STREETS OF HAVANA, ANY OF THE VEHICLES —LADA CARS AND YUTONG/ KINLONG BUSES— THAT HAVE BEEN LABELED TAXI RUTERO AND STAND OUT AS AN ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF PASSENGER TRANSPORTATION AT THE CUBAN CAPITAL.
The Excelencias del Motor team visited the headquarters of Taxi Rutero2 (San Agustin, La Lisa) in an effort to take a closer look at that entity’s work dynamics. It was founded back in 2013 and presently covers a significant number of routes that help people in a city with insufficient means of transportation. The prelude of this cooperative, five years ago when it barely had 19 buses and 53 partners in only one route (Playa-Central Havana), was an experimental project inserted in the country’s new economic management model.