Merida will maintain with no changes for the rest of this year the cost of $3 and $8 pesos per ticket….
MERIDA — The Yucatan State Government Transportation Directorate this week ruled out an increase in the public transportation rate in Mérida before the end of 2017.
The head of the department, Humberto Hevia Jiménez, stated that although bus owners seek a price adjustment, the state administration will look for alternative schemes that do not affect families’ pocketbooks.
“The transportation fee is an issue that we take seriously, and we will be working together with them to look for options that do not harm the budget of families and the service profitability,” he said.
“This topic has not always been touched on in these meetings because it is always associated to the profitability of the transport system and in that sense there is nothing stated, but we are working for the user to have a better transport quality and that the concessionaires also get a profit”.
Hevia Jiménez ruled out an increase in the transportation fares by the end of the year, the rate of $3 pesos, which already has kept unchanged for 10 years, and that of $8 pesos that was established last December, after increasing one peso the regular fare.
It should be noted that according to a survey led by Milenio Novedades the private initiative and students agreed that the Meridanos’ pocketbooks are not capable to withstand an increase in the cost of urban transport, as bus drivers seek to raise from $8 to $13 pesos the adult ticket, and from $3 to $6.50 pesos the subsidized rate for students, children and seniors.
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