Bus terminal project underway
RENOVATIONS HAVE STARTED on the terminal building in the River Bus Terminal in Nursery Drive, The City.
Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley said the $1.5 million project, which represents the first phase of a complete redevelopment of the area, will significantly improve the conditions of public service vehicle (PSV) operators and the travelling public.
“A safe environment will be created for commuters and operators” the Minister stressed.
The work is being carried out by the Ministry with architect, Stanton Haynes heading a team from the Ministry’s designs services and buildings departments.
The ground floor of the building, known as the Railway Building and located to the south of the Ministry of Education, will house a commuter waiting area with seating, covered access to buses, a police post, public toilets, advertising space and an information centre.
The first floor will provide office space for the Transport Authority, a conference room, staff toilets, reception and waiting area and a general office for transport inspectors.
Lashley noted that steps are being taken to address the concerns of PSV operators with the recent remarking of lane assignments to assist in the smooth despatch of vehicles.
The Government Electrical Engineering Department is also improving the lighting in the terminal for the benefit of commuters and PSV workers. (PR)