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Mia outlines transport changes

TRE GREAVES, tregreaves@nationnews.com

Added 18 April 2019

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Here, Mottley (centre) announces that schoolchidren would now be allowed to pay $2.50, from left are Nicholls, Philips, Duguid (partially hidden) and Mcconney. (Picture by Sandy Pitt)

Barbadians are all for a $1 decrease in bus fare for schoolchildren, after Prime Minister Mia Mottley yesterday intervened in what had become a raging national controversy.

She confirmed the reduction at an emergency meeting with all transport sector stakeholders, which lasted more than two hours at Government Headquarters.

“The privately-owned public service vehicles [PSVs] have agreed that they will not charge schoolchildren more than $2.50,” Mottley told the media.

The Prime Minister also explained that in the coming months several PSVs would be added under the Transport Board “brand”, which would be identified with decal stickers, on which the students would travel for free.

“In the case of the Transport Board buses, that $2.50, obviously, is paid by Government. But in the case of the PSVs that are privately-owned and not working under the Transport Board brand, then the schoolchild will pay $2.50.

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