Friday, July 22 2011 @ 06:12 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: The government of Panama is paying the bus owners $25,000 for each and every "Red Devil" bus that's being taken off of the road. In reality this is a one time "payola" for these guys, in order to buy their agreement and complicity to allow for the Metrobus system to enter into force. We are now in a period of transition, where the Metrobuses and the old "Red Devils" are still rolling on the streets, sometimes side by side. With each passing month there are less and less "Red Devils" on the road, and more and more Metrobuses replacing them. Under the old system the bus owners had the power and ability to shut down the country by declaring a transportation strike, and now that power has been removed. Broce owns God knows how many buses so he's going to be getting a very substantial check from the government, eventually. Once that's done, then he will go away.