Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Article 12 A of the Transport Law - honestly!!!

Article 12 A of the temporary Transport Law stops, or makes it difficult for, business owners from transporting their employees to and from work. Hospitals and hotels are apparently exempt. What an incredibly stupid decision unless there is some Machiavellian reasoning that no one else can see!

Yusuf Mansur in his economic review in the Jordan Times discusses this subject in the Jordan Times on December 4. How on earth does the government think people are going to get to work? Factories have shift work and are often situated outside urban areas. Public transportation is pathetic and taxis are too expensive for low earning employees. What is anyone gaining by this article? It just seems utterly pointless and penalises both employees and employers when they should be encouraged to make their businesses efficient. T


Anonymous kinzi said...

Ridiculous! I can't believe this! It is every city's dream, carpooling to save resources.

Plus, I plan my morning schedule around the different company vans that pick up my neighbors. We have a very intricate and complicated dance getting around each other if someone isn't on time, as well.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007  
Blogger Qwaider قويدر said...

I'm really not aware of what 12A means. Would you please shed some light on it or link to the article you're discussing?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007  
Blogger joladies said...

Qwaider - I can only refer you to Yusuf Mansur's article in the Jordan Times of December 4 and the fact that companies have received notice of this law. Maybe there is something in Arabic somewhere! T

Wednesday, December 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I asked someone who should know, and they explained that the law is not against car pooling, but against people regirstering cars or min buses , trucks even, as for private use only, and then using them to transport workers etc. on a regular basis. The taxes etc applied to privately registered vehicles is much lower to those that apply to those that exist solely for work purposes. As usual, people were circumventing the law and so a sudden and surprise measure was taken. But also, as usual, things were done in a hurry and not spelled out out nor discussed properly.

Friday, December 14, 2007  
Blogger joladies said...

thanks anon for the comment. Must find out more! T

Saturday, December 15, 2007  
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