Carpooling a way to reduce fuel
BARBADIANS ARE urged to consider carpooling or park-and-ride options as a way of reducing the island’s $700 million fuel import bill.
But the promoter of the idea concedes there first needs to be a reliable bus service to drive people towards the idea, as Barbadian drivers learn to give up the independence of having a vehicle at their fingertips.
Junior Jordan, past president of the Barbados Road Safety Association, a board member of the Barbados Transport Authority and a consultant driver/trainer, made the assertions as he delivered the weekly Democratic Labour Party Lunchtime Lecture at the party’s headquarters yesterday.
Revealing that there were between 130 000 and 140 000 vehicles on the road on any given day, all of which were contributing to the island’s high fuel import bill, Jordan stressed: “$700 million in any language is a lot of money, whether it is in Dominica, whether it is in St Lucia. (HLE)
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