Adeje grants 15 new taxi licenses for fully adapted vehicles

The council has earmarked a grant of €60,000 for the necessary adaptations

1 february 2024
During the morning of Thursday, February 1, the mayor of Adeje, José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga, and Mercedes Vargas Delgado, the councillor for safety, economy and employment, met with 15 taxi drivers who were granted new licences in the most recent council plenary session. The new licences are for vehicles that are fully adapted for people with reduced mobility with more due to be approved during the year. 
The awarding of these 15 new taxi licences for this form of public passenger transport in adapted vehicles is the culmination of a process that began in June of last year and, says the councillor, represents "the firm commitment of Adeje Town Hall to modernisation, adaptation and quality in the provision of this service, that, over time, will be part of a move to a more environmentally friendly fleet, "said the councillor.
For his part, the mayor of Adeje expressed the satisfaction of the council and all those who have participated in this process because "it is also giving work opportunities to 15 people, 15 families, who now have a better professional path ahead”.  The mayor said that the increasing number of licences for adapted vehicles “will contribute to improving the lives of those who have needs related to reduced mobility”.
In the budget for 2024, a grant of €60,000 has been included for adapting the vehicles and awarding the relevant taxi licences. Mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga said, “We are working to provide a service that meets the needs in the municipality working within our budget”.
"Currently Adeje has 193 licenced taxis. During 2024 we will be licencing 31 new units that will be adapted.  Just before the allocation of these first 15 licences, there were only 8 wheelchair accessible units, but our aim is to contribute to universal accessibility", explained the councillor.