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Are local buses, trams, trains or taxis safe and affordable?

Consulate community members can use Uber, but no other public transport is considered safe. Lyft is not yet in TJ. Uber rides are very affortable. - Nov 5, 2017
nope. - May 31, 2015
Taxi libres are safe and fast as are the airport taxis. We are not allowed to take the red group taxis. - Mar 25, 2015
Just the white taxis I think. The buses are old school buses, which is quirky. - Apr 30, 2014
No one I know has used public transport. Taxis that you call are okay, but do not waive them from the street if they are red. Red taxis are on a set route and collect random passengers along the way. White taxi libres are okay. - Feb 15, 2014
Taxi libres are moderately safe if one stays aware of their surroundings. The shared taxis and buses less so. Generally, it is easier just to drive where you want to go, except for when going out at night. - Apr 4, 2011
I would stay away from buses. Some of the taxis are safe, but don't flag one down, call ahead. - Mar 5, 2011
Some taxis are ok. No to buses. Bring a vehicle! - Dec 29, 2010
The yellow and white taxis are safe and affordable, the red taxis and buses are pretty sketchy. - Aug 11, 2010
Buses and street taxis are generally not considered safe but often people can get word-of-mouth recommendation for a taxi and call that person. - Mar 11, 2008