Puerto Vallarta bus fare increase begins November 2

Are you confused about when the bus fare increase will be implemented in Puerto Vallarta? You’re not alone!

The final date for bus fare increases have been announced for next Friday, November 2, informed the president of the company Transportation United Pacific Coast, Luis Alberto Romero Chávez. At this time the bus fare in Puerto Vallarta will increase from $7.50 pesos to $10.00 pesos.

Local transportation companies had announced that the increase would start this Friday, however, the approval of the Mobility Secretariat had not been obtained and because transportation companies haven’t met the terms agreed upon for a rate increase in Puerto Vallarta.

The Ministry of Mobility staff will be in Guadalajara overseeing these issues and it will not be until next week that they travel to Puerto Vallarta to review the agreements made by the carriers.

Among those agreements mentioned, is that the 120 new units in circulation must have air conditioning, which is the first step to comply with the secretariat, however, it won’t be until this next Tuesday when the air teams arrive and in the course of the following days, they will be installing air conditioning in the buses that lack them in Puerto Vallarta.

This will take between 15 and 20 days, so once the city has all 120 buses with air conditioning, the transportation company route in Puerto Vallarta will be fulfilling the commitment acquired to increase fares.

Finally, Luis Alberto Romero Chávez pointed out that this is the date that the mobility secretary has asked for and they will abide by it, “we are in complete coordination with the state government and we will walk hand in hand,” which is why he said that they had already notified the drivers that the rate is maintained for one more week. They will continue charging the rate of 7.50 pesos until November 2.

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