Transporters block Oaxaca-Puerto Escondido highway; protest against Grupo ADO

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Oaxacan passenger transport lines accuse the business group of not respecting agreements and moving more units than agreed upon on the new road; authorities hold working tables

Nearly a dozen transport companies that provide services for passengers traveling from the city of Oaxaca to Puerto Escondido, using the Barranca Larga-Ventanilla highway, are protesting this Tuesday against the circulation of ADO line buses.

The protest is taking place today through a blockade of this road that connects the capital and the Costa region, and prior to it, through a statement, the companies, Expreso Colombianos Huatulco, Huatulco 2000, Auto transporte Oaxaca Pacífico, Auto transporte Oaxaca Solteca, Estrella Roja, Líneas Unidas, Villa del Pacífico, and Coatlanes, informed that they will not allow ADO to enter this highway.

The local companies accused ADO of “taking over the highway,” and despite an agreement, this bus line brings in more units than allowed on this road section. As a result, they accused ADO of increasing trips to the Costa, which has left Oaxacan companies without work.

“It seems that this highway was built for ADO, that’s why we Oaxacan companies are dissatisfied,” they stated.

In the document, they demanded the intervention of the Secretariat of Mobility (Semovi) of the state government and threatened to set up a filter on the highway to prevent their units from circulating, which was finally carried out this Tuesday, shortly after 10 in the morning.

Following the complaints, the state government reported that a working table was held with authorities from the Secretariat of the Interior (Segob) and the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications, and Transport, along with the state Secretariat of Government, “to attend to Grupo ADO and make agreements that guarantee the free transit of inhabitants and transport companies that travel through the Barranca Larga-Ventanilla Highway.”

Source: El Universal