Maxi taxi

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A third generation Mitsubishi Delica operated by Maxi-taxi, servicing passengers in Couva and Chaguanas.

Maxi taxis are private, owner-operated minibuses in Romania and Trinidad and Tobago that are used in public transport.[1] They operate along fixed routes, having fixed fares and meeting points, but do not operate under a timetable.


Similar maxi taxis are found in Australia.


ZR buses in Barbados supplement the government-run buses.


In the Philippines, maxi-taxis are referred to in English as shuttles (Tagalog: siyatel; Cebuano: syatol).

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

The colours of each route as follows:

The fares are paid on board and are based on distance. They come in 12 and 25 seater versions. The maxi taxi was introduced in 1978.[2]

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  1. ^ Vozyanov, Andrey (2018). "Solution into problem: Ukrainian Marshrutka and Romanian maxi-taxi at the fall of planning paradigms after 1990". The Journal of Transport History. 39: 25–40. doi:10.1177/0022526618757086. S2CID 158589940.
  2. ^ "PTSC aids productivity". Trinidad and Tobago Newsday. Retrieved 2016-10-10.