Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Maxi-taxis taking ministry for a ride*

Paying for thousands of unused ‘school bus’ seats...

FLASHBACK: Maxi-Taxi drivers protest on September 5, 2017 outside the Ministry of Educationís Port of Spain office.

JUST weeks after maxi-taxi concessionaires protested outside the Ministry of Education for outstanding payments owed to them, the ministry says it has been made aware it has been grossly overcharged for the service supplied by the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC).

The ministry said in a statement that it has been paying almost three times what it should be paying.

The maxi-taxi concessionaires are contracted by the PTSC to transport pupils to and from school.

The service is available at 67 primary schools and 90 secondary schools across the country.

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