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By: admin On: June 10, 2017 In: Travel agency & Tour Comments: 0

Under the Bahamas Road Traffic Act , there are five basic types of Public Transport Vehicles.

1. Taxis
2. Tour Cars
3. Livery Cars
4. Self Drive Cars and Scooters
5. Omnibuses: (a) Public Service Omnibuses
(b) Private Schedule Services Omnibuses
(c) Privately Chartered Services Omnibuses

Taxis

Taxis are licensed for a maximum of 12 persons and may ply for hire at any place in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Taxis may be either cars or minibuses and those operating in Grand Bahama and New Providence are required to have working meters. The fares are set by the Government of The Bahamas. The current fare are levels for New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands was approved in July 2001.

General Rate: For one to two passengers, the frist 1/4 miles is $3.00. Each additional 1/4 mile is 40 cents. Additional passengers after the first two pay $ 3 per person. No charge for accompanied children under the age of five (5) Zone Rate: Zone rates can be applied to most standard routes on request. These rates are also set by the Government of the Bahamas. They apply to one or two passengers. For each additional passenger,add $3.00

Between Sir Lynden Pindling International Airport (Nassau Intern Airport) and

Cable Beach…………………………$15
Downtown……………………………$22
Paradise Island………………………$27
South Ocean…………………………$17
Montagu Forshore………………….$29

Between Cable Beach and:
Downtown…………………………..$12
Paradise Island……………………..$17
South Ocean………………………..$23

Between Paradise Island and Downtown…… $8.00
A bridge toll is added for routes to Paradise Island and is normally $1- $2 depending on the size of Vechicle that you are traveling in.

Waiting Charge:
Having a taxi wait on you will cost 30 cents per minute.

Baggage Charge: There is no charge for up to two pieces of hand baggage, plus small bags and package carried by each passenger. (a)Each additional piece of regular-sized luggage, 75 cents.
(b)Large duffel bags and boxes $1.00

Tour Cars

Like Taxis, Tour Cars are restricted to 12 passengers and may be either car or minibus. However, they should only be used on a prearranged basis for the carriage of groups, either one tours or for transportations purposes.Tour cars may be hired for sightseeing at $45 per hour, ( Five or fewer persons). For each additional 1/2 hour or part thereof, $22.50, Large cars, $60.00 per hour (up to twelve persons), $30.00 for each additional 1/2 hour.

Livery Cars

Livery Cars are found in New Providence and Grand Bahama. They are pre-booked chauffeur driven cars, rented by the hour or day, and are not permitted to ply for hire.

Self Drive Cars and Scooters:
Self drive Cars and Scooters are rental vehicles.

Omni Buss
There are three categories of Omni Buses

(a) Public Schedule Service Omni Bus – commonly called Jitneys, These are licensed for carriage of individual fares between two points on a set route. The fares range from $1.00 – $2.00. Senior citizens, Pensioners and disabled persons pay 50 cents. Children under 3 years are free

(b) Private Schedule Omni Bus – Used mainly for conveyance of groups such as hotel staff, school children, lodge groups, etc, who move from different locations at schedule times.

(c) Private Chartered Services Omni Bus – Used for conveyance of charter groups on sight seeing tours by charter arrangements occasionally used in place of Tour Cars

According to recent survey done on the Islands of New Providence, Eleuthera and Grand Bahama, Taxis and Jitneys are frequently owner driven. Their operations is thus economic base for a large number of families in the Islands .



Source by Bennett Allan

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