Drivers have informal “conductors” to collect cash to supplement their wages.
"Shameless thieves!" Adís shouted at the Havana bus driver and his companion collecting money from passengers. "Not in your pockets. That isn’t allowed."
Adís was angry because she suspected the cash was being siphoned off by the “conductor” to share with the driver. Fare collection was abolished in Cuba in 2007, and since then passengers have dropped the money into boxes located next to the bus doors.