Maxi Taxi Drivers on rate increase – “We had no choice”

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Maxi Taxi Drivers on rate increase – “We had no choice”

After weathering reduced passenger capacities for over a year, maxi taxi drivers along the east-west corridor said they have no choice but to increase their rates.

President of the Route Two Maxi Taxi Association, Linus Phillip, told Loop News that the increased rate structure is still being discussed however they hope to implement the new schedule within a month’s time.

Phillip said that drivers, while suffering reduced income, have spent additional funds to ensure vehicles have the requisite signage and hand sanitisers to maintain health and safety measures.

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The Route Two Maxi Taxi Association is also appealing for improved management for City Gate in Port of Spain.

The Association has expressed its interest in managing the transportation facility.

At present the facility is managed by the Public Transport Service Corporation.

However, President of the Route Two Maxi Taxi Association, Linus Phillip, said moving forward there is need for a better system to govern the operations of City Gate.

The senior R.T.M.T.A. official spoke with reporters on the subject on Tuesday.

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