Guatemala gives seal of approval to higher bus fares
Guatemala's Communications Ministry authorized fare increases on short-haul inter-city bus routes.
Friday, May 23, 2008
The new fares, which the bus companies imposed unilaterally more than a month ago, mean an increase of one quetzal – about 14 US cents – at peak hours, and half a quetzal at other times.
El Salvador's Transport Ministry is reviewing its policy on tariffs following a revolt by bus companies.
El Salvador's public works minister, Jorge Nieto, will try to find a solution today with representatives of various public transport companies that will end a crisis caused by high fuel prices.
Talks broke down between the El Salvador government and representatives of bus companies seeking higher fares to offset increases in fuel prices.
Bus operators could launch a new stoppage later this week if they do not reach agreement with the government over fare increases and other measures.
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