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AOPT makes appeal to insurance companies

Carlos Atwell

AOPT makes appeal to insurance companies
Supervisor at Rubis Fontabelle Shenika Clarke (third right) presenting the vouchers to St Clair Bynoe (second left) and Winston Lowe (third left). Looking on from AOPT are Craig Banfield (left), Mark A Haynes (second right) and president Roy Raphael (right). (Picture by Reco Moore.)

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The Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) is calling for an ease in insurance rates and a subsidy.

Members also want a ticketing system which they say would ease some of the backlog in court.

Yesterday during a handover of Rubis gas vouchers, president Roy Raphael said it was time insurance companies stepped up.

“We have made a number of appeals to insurance companies over time and have not received any subsidies or a moratorium. We are making another appeal now. These are hard times and some insurance rates are as high as $15 000 a year. I think insurance needs to step up and give us some kind of assistance,” he said.

Raphael also called on Government to consider a subsidy for the public service vehicles (PSV) sector as he said there were thousands of operators not working and the sector needed help. (CA)

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