Bus drivers stopped their activities since last Tuesday, because they want the passenger rate cost in $25 cents (since last Monday the price is $18 cents)
Meanwhile, citizens have had to face mobilization problems; they ask friends or relatives for rides or take cabs.
It has been three days, since busses from San Miguel de Ibarra and 28 de Septiembre cooperatives had stopped driving on streets.
The Municipality does not accept the rate change and affirm bus drivers can’t establish rate increases if an order is not made—it has to report years of service of each bus—“The passenger rate will still be 18 cents until authorities solve this,” said Jorge Martínez, city mayor, during a meeting with the transport directors.
Martínez asked for an appropriate amount of time in order to elaborate a new transport order, but the bus drivers said they have been waiting three years for that to happen, so they decided to paralyze public transportation.