Taxi driver and bus companies fined

The public service regulator said Monday that a taxi driver in  Grecia, Alajuela, has been fined nearly 8 million colons, some $15,141, for not using a meter and for installing seats in a vehicle authorized to carry the disabled.

The driver appears to have used the vehicle for group rides or  colectivos. The  Junta Directiva del Consejo de Transporte Público said it warned the taxi driver last year but he did not heed the warning.

The complaints came from taxi customers, said the Autoridad Reguladora de Servicios Públicos.

The agency also fined three bus companies for collecting fares higher than authorized. The firms are: Transportes MCA de Ciudad Quesada S.A.,  Transportes Duarte de la Península S.A. and Transporte de Upala S.A.

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