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Oil prices falling, JUTC should review bus fare structure - JCSA

Published:Tuesday | December 23, 2014 | 3:59 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

A call is being made this afternoon for the state-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) to review is fare structure in light of the continuing fall in oil prices.

Oniel Grant, who leads the powerful Jamaica Civil Service Association (JCSA), says savings from the reductions should be passed on to the commuters.

Grants says commuters such as public sector workers have been facing hardships including higher transportation costs and needs a reprieve.

He points out that during the last round of fare increases it was argued that the commuters had to pay more in light of the high cost of fuel.

The union president says now that oil prices have fallen significantly it is reasonable to expect the cost of transportation to also go down.

Grant says the union will also be lobbying the private sector for it to pass the reduction in fuel prices on to the buying public.

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