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Taxi association and gov't to meet over fare rates this week

Published:Tuesday | May 24, 2016 | 5:00 AM

The National Council of Taxi Associations (NCOTA) says it's willing to accept any measure which can reduce costs for its members in place of a fare increase.

The association has requested a 30 per cent fare increase from the transport ministry.

NCOTA President Dion Chance says his group is scheduled to meet with Transport Minister Mike Henry this week, but a definite day and time has not yet been set.

He says he will use the meeting to discuss a number of issues that can be addressed to reduce transportation costs for its members.

 

President of the National Council of Taxi Associations, Dion Chance

Chance says his group will remain open-minded when it meets with the transport minister stating, that a fare increase is just one option. 

Last week two transport groups withdrew their request for a hike in fares in response to the increase in the gas tax, stating that they will instead focus on other problems affecting the transport sector.