Cargo, bus fare rise starting today
Santo Domingo.- This Monday a readjustment in the freight transport rate established by Dominican Truckers (Fenatrado) comes into effect, which justifies the increase to offset for the increases that the toll collection will generate for the use of the Santo Domingo Beltway.
Meanwhile the truckers organizations (Conatra) say that an increase in fares in passenger transport will depend on the behavior of fuel prices in the coming weeks.
Fenatrado argues that the measure of removing trucks from the National District will impact operational costs because truck owners are obliged to pay for the different tolls, plus the distances traveled.
The president of Fenatrado, Ricardo de los Santos, did not specify the amount of the increase and assured that they will assume part of that cost and will only transfer to customers what represents the payment of the different toll stations that are added by the new measures, which it will impact the costs of some products consumed by the population.
The unpleasant twist is increased passenger transportation costs are passed on to include and affect the vulnerable having no purse to support their necessities of travel.
This is an opportunity for government to provide a program to subsidize travel for the poor and elderly. An example would be all senior adults 60 and over should have a 50% discount.