RSSTransportation Questions

Uber service might reduce drunk driving

Uber service might reduce drunk driving

| 18/04/2018 | 19 Comments
I was wondering if an Uber-type taxi service would be allowed in Cayman? I believe the amount of drunk drivers on the road here in Cayman must partly be a reflection of the horrendous prices taxis charge and the lack of other viable alternatives. Auntie’s answer: This is another of those questions [...]

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When is a bicycle not a bicycle?

When is a bicycle not a bicycle?

| 12/03/2018 | 19 Comments
Do you have any idea if these ‘ordinary looking’ bicycles which appear to be equipped with motors are required to have vehicle licences and do their riders require drivers’ licences? The reason I ask is because it is now a fairly regular sight to see these things “shooting” do [...]

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Complaining about high taxi charges

Complaining about high taxi charges

| 04/03/2018 | 13 Comments
I have anecdotal evidence (and seen some copies) of taxi bills that excessively charge visitors. One taxi charged $300 to move eight people from The Ritz to Calypso Grill, and others have charged $25 per head, even in a taxi with other passengers, to move short distances up and down SMB. What protec [...]

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Loud trucks a public nuisance

Loud trucks a public nuisance

| 05/11/2017 | 18 Comments
Truck noise has become a real nuisance on Cayman. But it appears the police do not care to enforce the law that trucks meet manufacturers’ standards. Some of these trucks emit up to 90dB of noise, and seem to enjoy doing so. Auntie’s answer: I checked with the RCIPS about your question and a [...]

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Regulating the number of taxi drivers

Regulating the number of taxi drivers

| 20/06/2017 | 19 Comments
How does the government issue taxi licences? What are the criteria and is there any kind of limit on how many are issued per year or at any one time? Auntie’s answer: There is a whole process involved in obtaining a public transport permit, with a taxi licence one of six categories of permit avail [...]

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Public bus travels by the airport

Public bus travels by the airport

| 17/05/2017 | 6 Comments
I understand there is a bus service now for US$2.50 from the airport to SMB. Is this true? I hear it runs every 20 minutes between 7am and 7pm Monday to Friday. Auntie’s answer: I can report that it is true, the bus service does exist. The Ministry of Transport and Public Transport Unit (PTU) [&he [...]

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