November 27, 2011
NEWS: 'Pink Taxi' in Puebla, Mexico
PUEBLA, MEXICO - Oct. 19, 2009 - Pink Taxi de Puebla is a women-only taxi company in the city of Puebla, Mexico. The 35 car fleet is driven by women and serves female passengers exclusively. Unwanted attention and sexual harassment from male taxi drivers is cited as the main motivator behind this privately funded project. If it proves successful, it may expand to other cities. In 2007 a similar project was attempted in Mexico City, but failed to get off the ground. There the city offers women-only buses and subway cars during rush hour.