There has been worry among the travelling public since the announcement by Finance Minister, Colm Imbert of a further removal of the government subsidy on the price of Super Unleaded and Diesel gas during last week’s budget presentation.
Persons fear that this will trigger a ripple effect which consumers will have to bear the brunt of as the cost of goods and transport is expected to increase.
Speaking on the issue of factors which contribute to a hike in the fare for maxi taxis was President of the of Maxi Taxi Association of Trinidad and Tobago, Eon Hewitt as he appeared on the Programme On Point, on our sister station Boom Champions 94.1 the morning.
Mr Hewitt said that while member of his association are aware of the current economic circumstances facing the country, operators are often left with no other choice but to increase their fares.
Also speaking on government’s proposal of the lifting of restrictions associated with acquiring maxi bands, Mr Hewitt said this must be strategically done to be effective.