The Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, has called for an effective mass transit system to regulate the cost of transport and cushion the effect of the recent fuel price hike.
He said rather than procuring vehicles for the transport union members, government should provide them with subsidy to ensure that the cost of transportation before the deregulation was maintained after the exercise.
He therefore asked Ministers of Transport, Labour and Petroleum resources, to come up with a mass transit policy as what is obtainable in other parts of the advanced world with a regulatory authority.