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More electric buses within six months


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More electric buses within six months
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Works and Water Resources Santia Bradshaw said the Transport Board is working towards enhancing its systems. (Picture by Jameel Springer.)

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Commuters of the Transport Board can expect to be riding aboard ten new electric buses within the next six months.

Additionally, Government will be looking to establish an automatic fare collection system by January 2023 and transition to the Barbados Mass Transit Authority over the next five years.

This was revealed by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Works and Water Resources, Santia Bradshaw, during the Transport Board’s 67th anniversary church service at the Collymore Rock Nazarene Church, Collymore Rock, St Michael, yesterday. It was held under the theme Chosen By A Magnificent God.

Parliamentary Secretary in the ministry Dr Romel Springer, Member of Parliament for St Lucy Peter Phillips, and chief executive officer of the Transport Board Fabian Wharton, were among the officials in attendance.

Bradshaw said in keeping with Government’s National Green Economy Policy, during the period 2019-2020 the board of directors of the Transport Board took the decision to acquire 49 electric buses.  (RA)


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