The judge ruled that the TTD1 dollar fee paid by Maxi Taxi drivers each time they exited the transport hub was unconstitutional and the arrangement breached by the Government handing over management of the facilities to The Public Transport Services Corporation (PTSC) and providing for a levy.
Since August 2001, red and green band Maxi Taxis have been paying this fee. Out of every dollar 75 cents went to the Public Transport Services Corporation (PTSC) and 25 cents to the Route 2 Maxi Taxi Drivers Association.
The drivers represented by Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj, claimed that the fees were illegal since they represented a form of taxation which should be placed in the Government's Consolidated Fund but were not.
The injunction was filed in 2004. Representing the state was Russell Martineau.
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