Pas­sen­gers re­act to fare in­crease

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - NEWS -

WE ASKED com­muters around the city what they thought of the lat­est in­crease in Golden Ar­row bus fares.

There were re­sponses.

Linda Lawo of Khayelit­sha: “The bus tick­ets right now are way too ex­pen­sive. How am I go­ing to send my chil­dren to school with the lit­tle money I

mixed have? I’ve thought that trav­el­ling by bus would be cheaper, but I no longer think that is true. How­ever, I’ll bear with the in­creased prices and use the buses be­cause peo­ple who use trains ex­pe­ri­ence more prob­lems than we do.”

Adronel de Vil­liers of Park­lands: “I wasn’t even aware that they had raised their prices, it took me by sur­prise. We are out of the re­ces­sion but the ef­fects are still there; they should’ve been more thought­ful about this.”

Mpumzi Ge­orge of Kh­wezi: “I think the price hike is fair, it is a rea­son­able amount to me given that I earn quite a no­tice­able sum. But I hope they use it to up­grade their in­fra­struc­ture. Their buses are in a ter­ri­ble state.”

Thabo Rat­sidi of Ta­ble View: “The fares are not that high; I think I can af­ford to buy the tick­ets. How­ever, I don’t see why they have to up it so much be­cause Ta­ble View is not that far from the city. If there’s an­other in­crease then I’ll be forced to use a taxi.”

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