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Slow ride

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Slow ride

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THE CASH-STRAPPED Transport Board has been paying a Trinidadian consultant $22 000 a month to get 200 defective buses back in operation, the Sunday Sun can reveal.

David Bartholomew, an engineer who worked with the public transport system in Trinidad, was hired by the Transport Board in March 2016 to undertake the repair of the buses on an initial six-month contract.

Apart from his salary he has been provided with a vehicle, housing accommodation and airfare twice a month back to his homeland.

When he took up the assignment, 142 buses were on the road, according to sources close to the board. (MB)

Please read the full story in today’s Sunday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.