Taxi operators now have new tariffs to charge passengers after the new rates for the transportation industry was approved and published in the Virgin Islands Official Gazette on Wednesday.
The revised fares are contained in Statutory Instrument 2022 No 106 – Road Traffic (Passenger Fares) (Amendment) Regulations, 2022 and was approved by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Kye Rymer.
Minister Rymer in a recent address in the House of Assembly spoke to the importance of the new tariffs which have not changed in the territory since 2010.
“We have updated the fares for taxi tours to all destinations in the Virgin Islands and island tours, as well as the cost of travel between cruise ship disembarkation and popular locations throughout the territory,” he said.
He added that, “The last official taxi tariff took effect 12 years ago, on November 26, 2010; and it is our hope that the new fares will allow our hardworking taxi and tour operators to earn a fair income as they provide quality service to the public, considering the domestic and international economic factors that affect them as they provide this service.”