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5-minute fallout

CARLOS ATWELL, ​[email protected]

5-minute fallout

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Five minutes threatened to shut down the Constitution River Terminal yesterday morning.

Around 10 a.m., some drivers and conductors were refusing to budge from the Bridgetown terminal due to a regulation enforced by the Transport Authority from Tuesday, stipulating all public service vehicles (PSV) could only load for five minutes before having to leave the facility. Some workers threatened to pull brakes on operations altogether.

By 2 p.m., PSV operators had decided not to head into the loading bays until they felt there were enough people there to warrant staying only five minutes.

“They want to implement this rule but it does be dead on Route 7 from now (around 10 a.m.) until 2:30 p.m., so leaving after five minutes is nonsense. Sometimes you have to park and wait in the line for more than an hour and then they telling us to leave in five minutes?” vented one worker, who declined to give his name. (CA)

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