PTU Chair says a clear understanding of how ‘commercial’ vehicles should operate is necessary to protect taxi services

Patrick Burnett, Chairman of the Public Transportation Union, wants a clearer definition regarding the use of commercial vehicles.

His call follows an incident that involves a “fly-by-night taxi operator” who has been charged with battery of an American University of Antigua (AUA) student.

The man, Nicholas Paul Andrew, was offering taxi services in a vehicle that carries a “C” plate.

Burnett says the regulations that govern taxi operations are working in some ways; but there is no clear understanding of how commercial and other vehicles should operate.

Burnett says it is enforcement that is creating the issue and allowing persons to break the law by posing as taxi operators.