Bus fares in Guatemala City to be frozen for five months
Bus companies and authorities in Guatemala City agreed on a five-month freeze in bus fares, to the relief of the traveling public.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Buses will continue to charge a one quetzal (14 US cents) fare, Deputy Transport Minister Lucrecia Ruiz said after a meeting with bus company leaders, who called of their threat of a strike beginning May 30.
The cost to businesses of turning on the lights will go up by between 0.2 and 2.4 hundredths of a cent per kilowatt hour.
The Government of Panama has authorized a 10 percent increase in electricity rates. The new rate could come into effect as early as July, depending on the consumption of electricity by Panamanians.
Starting next month consumers of the Compania Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL) electric company will pay 25% more for the service
The 43 buses which will join the new Metro Bus system, arrived the Panamanian port of Manzanillo.
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