Talks break down in Salvador transport dispute
Talks broke down between the El Salvador government and representatives of bus companies seeking higher fares to offset increases in fuel prices.
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
After three days of talks, Jorge Nieto, the public works minister, proposed an increase of 5 US cents on the current standard fare of 25 cents.
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.
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.
El Salvador's Transport Ministry is reviewing its policy on tariffs following a revolt by bus companies.
Guatemala's Communications Ministry authorized fare increases on short-haul inter-city bus routes.
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