Deputy Premier and Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye M. Rymer said the recent meeting with the Transportation-For-Hire Industry is part of the process in support of the highest standards of service to visitors and the travelling public.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Taxi Tariff as well as the introduction of a Public Transport Dispatch Unit and industry members were in agreement that a review of the existing tariffs was in line with their regional counterparts.
Minister Rymer said, “The official Taxi Tariff took effect on November 26, 2010; marking twelve years since the last official review.” He also added that the majority voted for an increase in the tariff from the Pier Park to all beaches and tours take effect.
Director of the Taxi and Livery Commission, Mr. Jevaughn Parson said that the meeting was a very productive meeting, and that members from the industry felt that their concerns were heard.
“This was one of those moments where the stakeholders were on the same page and speaking the same things, there was also a unanimous decision on the immediate implementation of the Public Transport Dispatch Unit,” Director Parsons said.
The Taxi and Livery Commission strives to ensure that Virgin Islanders, Residents and Visitors alike, have access to safe, efficient and reliable transportation-for-hire services.