Private service vehicle operators are not demanding an increase in bus fares at this time.
In fact, interim chairman of the Association of Private Transport Operators, Morris Lee says a hike in bus fares would only be used as a last resort in the wake of the Government’s decision to discontinue the fuel subsidy.
“There may be other cost-cutting measures that could be taken to reduce the cost of doing business and obviously we want Government to revisit the issue of the Excise Tax on the fuel that’s being implemented and we believe that we have good reason to ask them to reverse that imposition,” Lee said.
An emergency meeting of PSV operators and the association of private transport operators was called yesterday to thrash out concerns.
However, that meeting was postponed until April 27 due to poor attendance blamed on late notice.