TODAY PANAM – The gloves are off between Panama taxi drivers and the Uber system with both sides gearing up to claim their right to serve the city’s traveling public, while the transit authority stands on the sidelines.
The actions of the yellow hornet drivers are having a more visible effect on road users, as they expand their road closures and demonstrations.
The latest came on Tuesday, May 17 when a group of taxi drivers partially closed Via Espana near the El Carmen Church causing major traffic jams in many sectors of the city as drivers sought alternate routes, while police were diverted from other duties to the protest site.
“Our focus areas are public roads and there we are going to defend ourselves,” said taxista leader Rafael

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