An increase of over 30% in the fare for a short drop

Dear Editor,

On Tuesday March, 22, I travelled from Grove EBD to Georgetown, an eight-mile journey, and paid the bus one hundred dollars. Then I joined another bus by the Stabroek Market to go to the public hospital – a half mile distance – and that bus operator demanded eighty dollars, an increase of over 30%.

How come one hundred dollars can pay the bus operator to transport a passenger 8 miles and the one who carries a passenger for just about a mile is not satisfied with sixty dollars, but wants eighty dollars?

I refuse to accept the argument that short-drop buses burn up parts faster or that “Government can’t tell us what to charge.” There has to be an intervention by government.

Yours faithfully,
W P George

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