Private PSV operators off the road
The owners of public service vehicles have pulled their services this morning, ahead of a planned meeting with Minister of Transport Michael Lashley tomorrow.
Their decision was taken at a meeting last evening at the headquarters of the National Union of Public Workers.
Spokesperson of the Joint Committee of the Alliance of Owners of Public Transport and the Association of Public Transport Operators, Ingrid King, said passengers can expect some disruption along the route, but did not disclose how long the action would last.
She told Barbados TODAY that they want to send a clear message to the minister that they are serious about having their concerns addressed., and that the PSV operators are fed up with the “ad hoc manner” in which the ministry has acted towards them.
Among outstanding issues are duty free concessions for the importation of new buses, as well as a request for outbound buses to use Baxters Road, and for inbound vehicles to be allowed to pick up passengers on the Tudor Street, The City.
Private PSV operators are also requesting representation on the board of the state-run Barbados Transport Authority.
Meanwhile Transport Minister Lashley has said said he was taken back by the action of the PSV operators.