Free taxi service for residents of three municipalities in Tenerife

Free taxi service for residents of three municipalities in Tenerife

In a significant move to enhance connectivity for residents of rural areas, the Tenerife Cabildo has launched a free on-demand transport service for the municipalities of Güímar, Arico, and Fasnia. This initiative aims to provide efficient transportation options for people living in remote locations within these municipalities.

The president of the Cabildo, Rosa Dávila, announced this new service during a press conference earlier today (Wednesday), where she detailed the agreements made by the Governing Council. The service, which can be booked via a mobile app or by phone, will utilise taxis, VTCs (tourist vehicles with drivers), and minibuses. The service will be available on weekdays from 6:30am to 8:30pm.

“This transport service will be on-demand, allowing vehicles to be summoned by those in need, facilitating access to health centres, educational institutions, and local bus stations,” explained Dávila.

The Cabildo is set to formalise a contract worth 465,000 euros for this initiative, with an initial duration of 12 months, extendable for another 12 months. The service aims to provide accessible transport to a population exceeding 13,600 people.

It is part of a broader plan to enhance mobility and reduce the number of private vehicles on the island's roads, and seeks to improve transportation for residents in rural areas, where neighbourhoods are more spread out and communication can be challenging.