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Government Considering Bus Fee Hike

Minister of Transport and Housing Jobeth Coleby-Davis confirming government is in talks with bus and taxi drivers to increase fares.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Minister of Transport and Housing Jobeth Coleby-Davis confirming government is in talks with bus and taxi drivers over their cries to increase fares in light of rising inflation. The Transport and Housing Minister says the matter is up for consideration and has already been discussed at Cabinet.

Here’s Jasmin Brown.



The Unions and Associations that represent taxi and jitney drivers have both said inflation and the rising cost of fuel are prompting their latest push to increase their fares.

The Bahamas Taxi Cab Union is suggesting up to a 25 percent increase, while jitney’s are looking at an increase of up to 60 percent.

Both the taxi and jitney industry have taken major blows due to the covid-19 pandemic with the tourism industry coming to a near standstill for months and covid protocols only allowing for jitney’s to operate at a 50 percent capacity.

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