Wednesday, April 17, 2024

AOPT makes appeal to insurance companies

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The Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) is calling for an ease in insurance rates and a subsidy.

Members also want a ticketing system which they say would ease some of the backlog in court.

Yesterday during a handover of Rubis gas vouchers, president Roy Raphael said it was time insurance companies stepped up.

“We have made a number of appeals to insurance companies over time and have not received any subsidies or a moratorium. We are making another appeal now. These are hard times and some insurance rates are as high as $15 000 a year. I think insurance needs to step up and give us some kind of assistance,” he said.

Raphael also called on Government to consider a subsidy for the public service vehicles (PSV) sector as he said there were thousands of operators not working and the sector needed help. (CA)

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