Bill would restrict docking bus driver salaries

Most public buses now have electronic devices that count the number of passengers who enter.

Sometimes drivers get testy when a passenger stands inside one of the metal gateways that register their presence. That’s because the driver may end up paying for any extra passengers counted by the devices when the number is not accurately reflected in the amount of the fares.

Lawmakers want to do something about that.

So the Comisión Permanente de Asuntos Jurídicos reported out Wednesday a bill that would require bus company owners to install a due process procedure before they dock salaries of drivers.

Lawmakers on the committee said keeping peace between employees and employers was important for the country. The measure would be debated on the legislative floor before any vote is taken.

The transport lobby is sure to oppose the bill.

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