Commuters boarding a Bayfield minibus. (Picture by Lennox Devonish.)
WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN a lucrative day for public service vehicle (PSV) operators in light of a strike by Transport Board drivers didn’t quite turn out that way.
Two minibus drivers and two route taxi operators in the River Bus Terminal told the DAILY NATION they did not see the increased number of commuters they expected.
“Today was slow. It seemed as though a lot of the children in secondary and tertiary school stopped home because the buses weren’t working,” said Henderson “Cowboy” Lewis, who works on the Bayfield route.
“And it had me frustrated, too. I started work at 6:45 a.m. and the first loads going to ’Town was good, but when people heard about the strike on the news things got quiet. I still find that it took me the same time to load up in town as if the drivers weren’t on strike.” (SB)
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