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Pilot project to cut fuel cost


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Pilot project to cut fuel cost
From left, chairman of AOPT, Roy Raphael, and communications and marketing officer Mark Haynes, discussing the repair of a minibus with managing director of L&N, Norman Edwards. (Picture by Jameel Springer)

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As the cost of fuel continues to increase, the Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) is exploring alternatives and have teamed up with L&N Workshop in a pilot project to retrofit public service vehicles (PSVs).

Communications and marketing officer Mark Haynes said they have to help owners continue to make a viable living in spite of this challenge.

Our remit is to ensure that we reduce the gas bill wherever it can be reduced . . . whether it is compressed natural gas, CNG, whatever it is, because we cannot continue with high gas prices and still make money. It is not easy in Barbados where the gas prices continue to fluctuate. We are making a concerted effort to ensure that it is reduced,” he said.

They estimate this project could reduce the fuel bill which ranges from $150 to $325 daily, depending on the size of the vehicle. (Nation News)


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