Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - At a press conference on Friday, the director of Public Transportation in Jalisco, Gustavo Delgadillo Flores, announced that on October 22, 2018 the price of taking a bus in Puerto Vallarta will increase from 7.50 pesos to 10.00 pesos. The fare for students, seniors and people with disabilities will increase to 5.00 pesos.
The price increase was unanimously approved by the tariff committee, a specially-formed commission that brought businessmen, state government and local authorities together to determine the price with respect to what it costs to provide the service.
Signs announcing the increase in fares have been posted in all of the city's public transportation units, since the upcoming fare increase will apply to ALL of the buses currently serving the city, regardless of whether it is one of the old blue and green chatarrabuses or one of the 103 new and more modern buses that are currently circulating in Puerto Vallarta.
Back in April, when Puerto Vallarta started introducing the new public transportation system, it was announced that the old city buses would be replaced with 330 new units - and that they would all have air conditioning, security cameras, information screens and a payment system for prepaid cards.
Currently, only 48 of the 103 new buses in operation have air conditioning. Luis Alberto Romero Chávez, the director of Costa Pacífico, the firm that was contracted to operate the city's new bus system, said that 100% of these units will be air-conditioned by November 25, and that they expect to have introduced at least 200 new buses (with air conditioning) to Puerto Vallarta by year's end.
He affirmed that the total number of new units will be operating in this tourist destination before the first semester of 2019.Sources: elfaromx.com • vallartaindependiente.com