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Submissions pour in on bus fare review consultations

November 1, 2017 1:23 am

Public consultations on the bus fare review began in Rakiraki this morning at the Ra Provincial Ground on a high note.

Independent Bus Fare Review Committee Chair, Joel Abraham says they were overwhelmed with the number of applications received.

“There’s 24 people in total that turned up to provide feedback on bus fares, issues such as the bus fare levels came up, issues such as bus safety, the age of buses, issues relating to standards of service brought about and there was quite a few people that supported the implementation of E-ticketing.”

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In the Western division this week, the committee will now travel to Tavua to hold consultations at Garvey Park.

“As far as the bus fare reviews are concerned, of course we also want people to support their views with some logic and some degree of detail so if they’re talking about a particular cost, they have any background information.”

Abraham adds that there’s also the option to text in your submission on the bus fare review, free of charge from any network to 336.

He says with the use of this platform, they want to ensure that as many Fijians as possible are able to contribute and submit their views on the review.

Tomorrow the committee heads to Nadi with consultations scheduled from 9am to 11am at Nadi’s Civic Centre, then to Lautoka at the Sugar City Mall from 1pm to 3pm, wrapping up in Ba at the Ba Women’s Forum from 5pm to 7pm.

The deadline for written submissions are the 15th of November, with the texting platform 336 open another 15 days until the end of this month.

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