The bus fare in Puerto Vallarta will go from 7.5 to 10 pesos in a couple of weeks, according to Gustavo Delgadillo Flores, general director of Public Transportation in Jalisco.
The increase will go into place just shortly after a new state administration has been sworn into office, led by the PRI Aristóteles Sandoval Díaz, who endorsed the decision that was taken unanimously by the Tariff Committee, a decentralized body composed of technical, civil and representatives of the Mobility Secretariat (Semov ).
During the press conference held, it was announced that it is expected that by year’s end, at least 200 new buses will have been introduced to Puerto Vallarta with air conditioning.
Currently, 103 of the 120 units delivered by the company Dina, are in circulation. Of these, Romero Chávez explained, only 48 have air conditioning, however, he promised that by next November 5, all trucks will be equipped with air conditioning.
The announcement immediately caused dissatisfaction among users, especially in social networks. To combat the negative response, the company will be conducting a massive information campaign, through which they intend to raise awareness among users “of the benefits” of the new units and the “quality of service”.
They will place signs in different parts of the city and will hand out flyers so that more is known about the company and the increase that will be applied.