Taxi and Bus Operators across the island are demanding a 100% increase.

On the morning of September 1st, several withdrew their services  morning leaving commuters including students stranded for hours.

President of the Transport Operator Development Sustainable Services, Egeton Newman, said that approximately 60% of operators who participated in the strike demanded a fare hike from the Ministry of Transport.

According to him, the delay has been affecting motorists for years. He says the last fare increase for taxi operators was in 2013; for bus operators it has been over a decade.

Newman says discussions will be held with the relevant stakeholders to determine if the strike will continue on Tuesday.

While several parishes were on-board for the strike, those in Trelawny, St James and  Kingston and St. Andrew still continued to provide service to commuters.

However, many of the taxi and bus operators in the Kingston and St Andrew Metropolitan Area disclosed to our News-team that the strike was not organised properly and insufficient communication was passed down by their associations.

– Khadijah Thomas