Transport Authority warns PPV operators against overcharging

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 | 7:07 AM

KINGSTON, Jamaica —The Transport Authority is warning operators of public passenger vehicle (PPV) to immediately discontinue the practice of overcharging commuters.

This warning comes as the Authority says it has received numerous complaints from the public that minibus and route taxis are insisting commuters pay more than the approved fares, particularly in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR).

“Route inspectors will be closely monitoring this trend during road operations and those operators found to be deceiving passengers as to the fare for a journey will be prosecuted,” the Authority said in a release Tuesday afternoon.

It added that the current fare per stage in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region (KMTR) is $80.

Commuters are being urged to report incidents of overcharging through the Authority’s toll-free line at 1-888-991-5687 by providing the licences plate numbers and the routes for the vehicles.

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