St Kitts: Passengers stranded as bus drivers reduce operations

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St Kitts: Passengers stranded as bus drivers reduce operations
Passengers waiting for buses on Friday afternoon at the muti-million dollar East Bus Terminal
Passengers waiting for buses on Friday afternoon at the muti-million dollar East Bus Terminal

(PRESS RELEASE) – Several passenger buses have stopped running as adherence to social distancing policy has affected their daily income.

Buses, which under normal circumstances can transport up to 14 passengers at anyone time, are only allowed to carry a maximum of five persons to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

Commuters using buses on the West Line and East Line have had to wait for hours for transportation as the facilities remained empty on numerous occassions.

Bus owners and drivers complain that the government only met with the leaders of the bus associations one day before the overnight (7 p.m. to 5 a.m.) curfew was imposed.

There has been no arrangements for raising fares or financial assistance to butress the signficant loss in income.

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