Bus owners and operators in American Samoa have formed an association to promote their interests.
One operator, who founded the association but did not want to be named, says many operators are getting out of the business because they can't afford the high petrol prices, parts and maintenance costs.
There's concern that if too many go out of business, there won't be enough public transport to meet the growing population.
The operator says passengers now pay 50 cents to travel longer distances.
He said forming an association would give bus owners a united voice to fight for government incentives to improve bus services.