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Fares increase today, authorities out to catch those overcharging

Published:Monday | August 26, 2013 | 9:54 AM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Traffic authorities say they will be out in their numbers today to ensure that public passenger operators abide by the announced fare increases.

Today is the first real test of the new fare structure which took effect yesterday.

Head of the Police Traffic Division Senior Superintendent Radcliffe Lewis says the police and personnel from the Island Traffic Authority and the Transport Authority will be increasing their presence on the roads especially in the Corporate Area.

According to SSP Lewis, most of the complaints from commuters about overcharging have come from Kingston and St Andrew.

He says special teams will be targeting highly-trafficked routes as part of the enforcement drive.

He says the special enforcement of bus and taxi fares is expected to last until mid-September.

Last week, the transport minister announced a 25 per cent fare increase for public passenger vehicles.


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