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Day one of police/Transport Authority fare increase monitoring going well
2013-08-26 13:33:52 | (0 Comments)
Monique Grange, Assistant News Editor - Radio
Radcliffe Lewis – File
Head of the Police Traffic Department Senior Superintendent Radcliffe Lewis says bus and taxi operators are, for the most part, adhering to the 25 per cent fare increase which took effect yesterday.
The Transport Authority had warned operators of public passenger vehicles against overcharging customers once the increase took effect.
READ: Desist from overcharging commuters, Transport Authority warns PPV operators
It has launched a joint operation with the traffic department to monitor activities on the roads.
SSP Lewis says that the operation has been going well.
He says he has only received reports of buses overcharging commuters by $50 in Halls Delight, St Andrew.
However, he says bus and taxi operators in the Corporate Area have been abiding by the increase granted by the Transport Ministry.
SSP Lewis says the operation will be sustained until September15.
At that time, he says his department will review its position to determine if the operation should continue beyond September 15.
Commuters are urged to report incidents of overcharging through the Transport Authority's toll-free line at 1-888-991-5687 by providing the licences plate numbers and the routes for the vehicles.
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