Busfares are increasing today, so you might have to fork more money from your pocket.
This means you will have to pay the 10 percent that the government was previously covering.
Stage 1 fares which used to cost 95 cents are now $1.02, Stage 2 fares from $1.45 goes up to $1.61 while Stage 3 fares increases from $1.99 to $2.21.
The Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission made the changes in accordance with powers under the Land Transport Act 1998, Section 66C, as the transport sector price regulator, empowered under the “FCCC (Control of Fares and Charges for Public Service Vehicles) Order 2023”.
The FCCC says
all bus fares will revert to those fares applicable in “Final Authorisation for Fares and Charges for Public Service Vehicles in Fiji” issued on 6th May last year.
This reflects the cessation of the subsidy program initiated on 1st August 2022 that ended last night.
They say for clarity, the
“Final Authorisation for Fares and Charges for Omnibus Services in Fiji” contains separate schedules for Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, and Taveuni, which includes fares for all stages.
Travelling to work and school will cost you a bit more so maybe in time to invest in a bike unless you live 15 miles or more away from work tamani cycling.