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How long can toll boycotters hold out?

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How long can toll boycotters hold out?

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Some motorists who traverse the Portmore leg of Highway 2000 are firm in their decision to boycott the toll road, as pressure grows for operators to roll back rate increases that took effect on Saturday.

The pushback has primarily come from parents who commute from St Catherine into Kingston daily.

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The group is expected to spurn the increases, which range between 9.09 per cent and 26.67 per cent until September when the summer break ends and children return to school.

But it would take hundreds, if not thousands, of motorists to have a noticeable impact on the toll operators’ revenues.

Motorists will have to fork out $340 for Class One vehicles after an increase of $50. The cost for Class Two vehicles has increased by $80, from $470, while for Class Three drivers must pay $1,020 after a hike of $150.

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