Bus owners syndicate call for change to public transport tariffs

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AMMAN — The head of Jordanian Bus Owners Syndicate, Abdul Razzaq Al-Khashman, called on the concerned authorities to reconsider the formula for setting public transport bus tariffs, after three years without any changes.اضافة اعلان

He said that the number of public transport buses in the kingdom is estimated at 5,500, stressing the urgent need to activate the passenger transport support fund, as stated in the law regulating passenger transport in 2017, Khashman said in a statement to Al-Ghad News.

He also called for canceling the investment allowance imposed on the operating companies to support them and to develop and maintain the sustainability of the work of the transportation sector.

Khashman confirmed that the implementation of the decision concerning the operational life of public transport buses has been postponed until the end of 2023. The decision stipulates the need to replace buses that are over 20 years old.

It was reported that public transport buses pay an annual lump-sum tax of 135 dinars for large buses and 110 dinars for medium-sized buses.

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