Service integration project to begin soon

Minister of Transport and Work, Michael Lashley, has announced that effective December 1 Private Service Vehicles will share Sturges, Edey Village and Martins Bay routes with Public Service Vehicles as government rolls out its service integration project.

Lashley told a meeting of private service vehicle owners at Combermere School yesterday afternoon that they will have access to the Transport Board’s terminals under the project, which aims to provide travellers with a more reliable and disciplined bus service.

Transport Minister Michael Lashley

According to Lashley, the project was originally scheduled to begin on October 1, but was postponed by two months after the tendering process was extended to ensure transparency in the awarding of contracts for the routes.

He also told the meeting that during the six-month pilot period, studies will be conducted to determine the efficiency of the three bus routes and arrive at a decision to extend the project to other routes.

Lashley further disclosed that his ministry has received approval from the Town and Country Department to construct a modern terminal in the River Van Stand. (NC)

5 Responses to Service integration project to begin soon

  1. Allyson Benn
    Allyson Benn October 5, 2015 at 9:06 am

    If Missingter Lashley could be so kind as to tell de public whapart $80,000 went missing since January/February, I would be more interested in hearing his monotonous crap.

  2. Tony Webster October 5, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Effin yuh cyan mek runs….jes block. Yes, like me. I woulda mek a great minister of procrastination.
    Q.E.D. (That which was to have been done…but can be kicked further down de gap)

  3. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce October 5, 2015 at 10:07 am

    ‘which aims to provide travellers with a more reliable and disciplined bus service.’ i.e the DRIVERS.

  4. Maria Leclair
    Maria Leclair October 5, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    “More reliable and discipline bus service”? We are in 2015 this should have been a normal, every day service in the past years. How difficult can it be, to provide decent reliable bus service to a 166sq mile island?

  5. Loretta Griffith October 5, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I can’t see what is so difficult for us to have a disciplined taxi or minibus operation. I was in St Croix and saw a well organized and disciplined taxi service.
    The men were well dressed and operated first come first served. It was done sequentially. No rowdyism. Why can’t the same standards be obtained in Barbados? Rather than anything goes.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *