Gas hike tough on PSVs
THE HIGH COST of fuel has sent operators of public service vehicles (PSVs) into overdrive.
The latest price increase, which came into effect on July 1, is projected to cost each minibus $14 000 more a year and route taxis an additional $8 000, according to Morris Lee, president of the Association of Private Transport Operators (APTO).
Both Lee and Roy Raphael, president of the Alliance Owners of Public Transport, are renewing their calls for an increase in bus fares or for Government to reintroduce the system of subsidised fuel that allowed PSVs to fill up at the Transport Board’s Weymouth headquarters at a reduced cost.
They told the SUNDAY SUN that they had not even received an acknowledgement of a letter they wrote last month to Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler outlining their concerns and appealing for an urgent meeting. (MB)
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