Lee: No change coming
A long-standing Public Service Vehicle (PSV) owner and operator doesn’t believe Government has any interest in changing the current transport model.
Interim chairman of the Association of Private Transport Operators (APTO), Morris Lee, has insisted that while the current model is harsh on PSV owners, Government continues to reap the benefits.
“We operate within an environment where there is some level of ignorance as it relates to the operation of transport in Barbados.
“We have a Transport Board system where all of the commuters with the exception of the physically challenged and the school children and senior citizens pay two dollars for a ride which is on par with the private sector,” Lee told a small audience on Wednesday night, at the Valley Resource Centre, St George, where the Private Sector Association was hosting a town hall meeting under the theme Reimagining Transportation For The Next 50 Years.
“But the truth of the matter is, public transport is a relatively expensive exercise to undertake for the provider.”