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.
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)