On Friday, November 2, the application of the new public transportation fare for Puerto Vallarta began, which went from 7.5 to 10 pesos, after the Tariff Commission in the state capital approved the new transport costs.
The new rate is applied in the midst of user complaints and commitments by UnibusPV, the company in charge of public transport in this city.
Users have been against the increase since it was announced earlier this year following the announcement of new buses entering the city, but 70% agree that as long as service improves considerably the price increase is justifiable.
The users, mainly, ask that the units be new, that they have air conditioning and that the treatment by the drivers changes radically.
Luis Alberto Romero Chávez, president of Transporte Unido Costa Pacífico (UnibusPV), announced the arrival of air conditioning in city buses that will be installed gradually in the 72 new units that were not delivered with air conditioning already installed.
He also announced that in the coming weeks that 120 more new units will be arriving in Puerto Vallarta, which will be added to the existing 120, bringing the total of new buses in Puerto Vallarta to 240.
“We have the firm conviction that we will make public transport in Puerto Vallarta innovative, modern and functional,” said Romero Chavez, who explained that to improve the service, drivers have begun to attend courses that will be reflected in a better attention to users.