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Transport Board adopts safety measures


Transport Board adopts safety measures

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The Transport Board has made the safety of the public a priority.

In light of Barbados recording its first two cases of coronavirus COVID-19, chief executive officer of the Transport Board, Fabian Wharton, said the organisation is taking every precaution to ensure the safety of commuters.

Speaking from the board’s Weymouth, St Michael headquarters, Wharton said: “We have been monitoring the situation across the region very closely, and we are being very proactive in our approach to preparing for the inevitability of the virus. Precautionary measures have been taken, and we have been educating the staff, particularly drivers, as it relates to good hygiene practices.

 “We have also created a special team to increase the frequency of our sanitisation efforts in the terminals and on the buses in keeping with global standards. Additionally, we are reviewing our operational processes, and further information on imminent changes will be made public once ratified.”

Wharton said these efforts would also be extended to vehicles in the Transport Augmentation Programme.