Bus companies set to spend €50 million more on diesel: businesses say they will be forced to close

ANTROP, the association of passenger transport companies, has said its members will be spending around €50 million more on diesel as a result of the increase in fuel prices. Businesses will be forced to close, says the association, unless the government starts covering more than 20% of fuel costs (as it is doing at the moment). Last Friday the government announced a one-off payment of €1,050 per bus in order to help companies through the crisis, but ANTROP says this, and the discount of 10 cents per litre given for 2,100 litres per month, doesn’t go far enough.