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February 11, 2005

Mini-van drivers taking us for a ride

EDITOR: While passenger van operators are clamouring for higher bus fares they are short changing local commuters.

On numerous occasions buses assigned to specific routes are turning back before some commuters reach their destinations. And these people are still charging the same passengers full fare for the ride.{{more}}

If passengers refuse to get off the bus before they reach their destination, these unreasonable operators get mad and still turn around anyway.

Why do these people think that they could take us for a ride like this and get away

with it?

Government must put a stop to this nonsense immediately! Bus operators must understand that if they are paid to transport someone from point (A) to point (B) that they must fulfill that contract, and it is illegal to do otherwise.

We must report these matters to the authorities.

Van Commuter