Drivers in Santiago trying to raise money for Christmas dinner
Several urban transport unions in Santiago have announced that fares would be increased from RD$20 to RD$25 on the 22nd and 23rd of December as a way for drivers to raise the money needed for the traditional Christmas Eve meal.
A total of 28 urban transport routes belong to the Northern Transport Workers Federation (FETTRANRENO), which plans to charge the increased fare of RD$25. Federation president Gervacio de la Rosa said that two meetings had been held to approve the temporary increase but he highlighted that it was optional for passengers and should they wish to only pay RD$20 they could, but they could also pay more than RD$25 should they be so inclined. He confirmed that no driver would refuse to take a passenger who did not have RD$25 and that the drivers often took passengers who only had RD$10 pesos and some were taken for free.
Source: DR1, DiarioLibre
Dec 21, 2016
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