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Bus ‘solution’

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

Bus ‘solution’

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Buses with minor problems are to be repaired and pressed back into service as a matter of urgency as part of the plan to tackle the transportation woes experienced by users of the cash-short Transport Board.
This assurance has been given by Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley, who said yesterday that he was not taking the hardships of the travelling public lightly.
“There has to a major restructuring of the board,”?he said. “I’m concerned that we have buses sitting at the board needing minor repairs, some of which can be fixed in a day; some with broken windshields and have been there for as long as a month.
“I am not taking that lightly and there will have to be an internal audit of the board’s operations.”
Lashley promised to cut down on wastage and said he would be “speaking very sternly” to service providers.
His comments came after he and a number of technical officers from his ministry and the board took a test ride in a bus at the invitation of Simpson Motors. (ES)