(BARBADOS NATION) — Adults will continue to pay $3.50 to travel on the bus, but Public Service Vehicle (PSV) owners have agreed to knock off $1 for schoolchildren.
That was one of the major decisions coming out of a meeting of the transportation sector that was chaired by Prime Minister Mia Mottley today at Government Headquarter, Bay Street, St Michael.
Mottley announced earlier this evening students would pay $2.50 with immediate effect, after the meeting wrapped up.
She spoke out against the way the system has operated in the past few days, including the long wait for buses, and said they would be looking to bring more PSVS under the “Transport Board brand” to solve some travel woes.
Those vehicles will have a decal which indicates they are working alongside the Transport Board buses and a student could travel on those, for example, and not have to pay.
There will be a second meeting tomorrow to discuss how many of those ZR vans and minibuses will be added to the fleet. It is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. at Solidarity House. (Nation Online)