“List of concerns for PM’s transportation meeting”

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Minister of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs Cynthia Forde says they have compiled a list of issues to present to Prime Minister Mia Mottley at an urgent meeting of stakeholders in the transport sector tomorrow.

Forde, who was touring the Princess Alice and Cheapside Terminals today with Senator Kay McConney, press secretary Roy Morris and other officials, said this came after two days of observation.

The Minister said they spent some time in the Fairchild Street Terminal speaking to commuters on Monday, when the new $3.50 bus fares went into effect.

Among the concerns raised during those conversations included long waits and a lack of buses from Fairchild Street.

The Minister said the washroom room facilities also needed upgrading at Princess Alice, she pointed to “disorder” at Cheapside due to a lack of demarcation lines and no running water.

Mottley summoned an urgent meeting of all stakeholders in the transport sector at 11 a.m. at Government Headquarters, Bay Street.

During this year’s Budget, she announced bus fares would be increased from $2 and since it went into effect, there has been strong public backlash. (SAT)