Taxi drivers demand higher bus faresJune 1, 2011
There are some local news stories that benefit from some additional reporting, and others that just don’t. Welcome to the slightly mad logic of Cypriot taxi drivers.
FAMAGUSTA taxi drivers yesterday demanded publicly-run buses raise their fares and reduce their frequency of operation, among others things, to save themselves from going bust, irrespective of what was best for the consumer.
The taxi drivers blocked the Ayia Triada roundabout, in Protaras, for five minutes to protest the “dire financial situation they have been in for years”.
And they warned of “stronger measures” if their demands were not met.
Union representative Kyriacos Moustakas, said the taxi sector’s problems were chronic, adding that the operation of buses further worsened the bad financial conditions of taxi drivers in the area.
He said that the new bus system, “the frequency and cheap fares, became the reason taxi drivers were unable to earn a day’s wage.”
The full story is here at the Cyprus Mail.