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Bus Fix-Up

ROY R. MORRIS, [email protected]

Bus Fix-Up

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WITH JUST FOUR regular work days left before schools reopen, transport authorities are literally resurrecting buses to avoid the chaos that occurred daily in terminals as the last academic term drew to a close.

Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley said 25 buses had been retrieved from a “graveyard” at its Mangrove, St Philip facility, engines, transmissions and other critical parts sourced locally and overseas, and in short measure, they expected to have them back on the road.

This week, he added, the board and ministry were hoping to engage the top brass at United Commercial Autoworks Limited (UCAL), Quality Care Vehicle Maintenance (QCVM) and Trans-Tech Inc, all private companies that repair buses for the board, to arrange a payment “scheme that is palatable to both sides” that would allow them to step up production. (RRM)

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