Fiji bus operators propose interim fare structure
20 April, 2019, 5:30 am
AN interim measure of increasing fares for the first four stages around the country has been proposed by the Fiji Bus Operators Association.
At least, the association says this is where a majority of bus companies incur operational costs.
FBOA general secretary Rohit Latchan said at present, passengers were only paying $0.68 for the first stage that covered 6km, and it cost less than a loaf of bread.
The association has proposed that:
- Stage one fare to be set at $1;
- Stage two at $1.30;
- Stage three – $1.70; and
- Stage four to be set at $2.
Mr Latchan said all other stages to remain unchanged until a final determination on fares were made by the authorities.
He said bus operators had been more than reasonable for the past decade and it was time regulators acted fairly.
A full report on this article is published in today’s edition of The Fiji Times.