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PSV operators want $3 bus fare

PSV operators want $3 bus fare

The joint committee representing public service vehicle (PSV) owners and operators has written to Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler demanding an increase in bus fares. In the letter dated June 14, 2017 and subtitled, A Call for an Increase in the Fare Charged to Passengers by the PSV Industry and for Duty Free Concessions on […]

It’s rough!

It’s rough!

The perennial issue of duty-free concessions for the private operators of public service vehicles (PSVs) re-emerged Wednesday, one day after Government announced plans to increase taxes on petrol. The PSV operators had hoped that Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler would have listened to their cry for relief at last when he presented the 2017 Financial […]

Moore slammed over comments on bus service

Moore slammed over comments on bus service

One of the island’s leading trade unionists has come under fire from the Transport Board for comments made during the May Day parade on Monday regarding the status of the Government-run bus system. In condemning Minister of Housing Denis Kellman’s description of people opposed to the controversial Hyatt Centric project as enemies of the state, […]

PSV appeal

PSV appeal

Privately owned public service vehicle (PSV) operators are hoping that Minister of Finance Chris Sinckler will finally hear their cry and provide relief in the upcoming budget, expected to be presented to Parliament before the end of this month. Complaining that they spend over $13 million a year to insure their vehicles – many of […]

Traffic jam

Traffic jam

The already mentally taxing experience of driving tests is becoming nothing short of a nightmare for learner drivers and their driving instructors. For months now, testing officers have been crying out for changes at the Licensing Authority in order to ease the pressure on students, but to no avail. The driving instructors maintain that a […]

WiFi scheme

WiFi scheme

With Government proposing to ban all music on public service vehicles (PSVs), the Alliance of Owners of Public Transportation (AOPT) is preparing to roll out a scheme that will otherwise keep passengers occupied. AOPT Chairman Roy Raphael told Barbados TODAY discussions were under way with a telecommunications provider to install Internet on the vehicles, with […]

Lee issues fresh warning to PSV operators

Lee issues fresh warning to PSV operators

The President of Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO) Morris Lee Friday issued a fresh warning to private Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators in response to Thursday’s altercation between a route taxi driver and conductor, which followed an accident at University Hill, St Michael. Warning that there was no room in the industry for lawlessness and uncouth […]

PSV spokesman wants proof of ‘drunk driving’ claims

PSV spokesman wants proof of ‘drunk driving’ claims

The President of the umbrella Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) Roy Raphael is challenging the head of the local road safety association, Sharmane Roland-Bowen, to bring proof of her claims that private taxi drivers and operators of private Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) are operating under the influence of alcohol. While protesting the sale of […]

Transport overhaul still coming – Lashley

Transport overhaul still coming – Lashley

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley says Government is proceeding with its promised overhaul of the public transportation system. And if all goes according to plan, the comprehensive changes should be laid in the House of Assembly in another three months. “Hopefully in June we should be bringing the road traffic amendments to this […]

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