GOVERNMENT’S PLAN to move public service vehicle (PSV) operators off the streets and into the Speightstown bus terminal in St Peter, has hit a major hump.
Not only are some PSV workers opposing the move, arguing it would put a serious dent in their earnings, but chairman of the Transport Authority Ian Estwick, who had promised the shift by September 1, conceded it was stalled until the law could be changed.
Back in June, Estwick announced that by September 1, minibuses and ZRs plying northern routes would use the Speightstown terminal as a loading area, instead of jostling for space along lay-bys on the Speightstown Bypass Road, a stone’s throw away from the terminal.
He said this would bring order to the chaotic “van culture” and raise the standard of the operations in the north.
On July 14, he invited the media to a tour of the terminal to showcase work being done on the underutilised western side of the facility – adjacent to District ‘E’ Police Station – that would accommodate commuters loading ZRs and minibuses.
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