President of the National Council on Public Transportation (NCOPT), Godfrey Ferdinand, has said that no decision has been taken with regards to increases in minibus fares.
Ferdinand said it is not clear whether a hike will be implemented anytime soon because it would require a majority of the minibus associations to agree before such as move could be taken.
He explained that most of the associations, does not see the need to implement an increase now, because there are other issues that they prefers to be addressed first.
The NCOPT executive, along with Ferdinand, met with Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony on Sunday.
It was revealed that during those discussions with the Prime Minister, the NCOPT made a request for concessions especially since the concession period will end in 2017.
While an agreement was not reached, the NCOPT plans to continue meeting with government to ensure that the concession period is extended, so that bus drivers will continue to benefit from the arrangement.
Besides this, the NCOPT raised a number of other issues, especially as it relates to crime against bus drivers, proper parking and washroom facilities, among others.