Commuters suffer as Sando taxi drivers protest

Pres­i­dent of the T&T Taxi Dri­vers’ Net­work Adri­an Acos­ta says un­less San Fer­nan­do May­or Ju­nia Re­grel­lo re­scinds his or­der to re­lo­cate the San Fer­nan­do to Port-of-Spain and San Fer­nan­do to Ch­agua­nas taxi hubs to King’s Wharf, to­day's protest will be the start of more to come.

Sev­er­al com­muters used al­ter­na­tive trans­port or paid ex­tra to trav­el from San Fer­nan­do to Ch­agua­nas when taxi dri­vers op­er­at­ing the route shut down in protest.


The dri­vers al­so staged a qui­et protest at the taxi stand atop High Street.

Acos­ta says dri­vers will not be mov­ing to the Wharf on Mon­day due to se­cu­ri­ty con­cerns.

From around 7 am, San Fer­nan­do to Ch­agua­nas taxi dri­vers stopped tak­ing pas­sen­gers and adorned their ve­hi­cles with plac­ards. 

They have al­so start­ed a pe­ti­tion against the move.

Reporter: Kevon Felmine