The Transport Board, being mindful of the members of the travelling public who are dependent upon our services to conduct their daily activities, wishes to apologize for the ongoing problems in delivering its scheduled services. Unfortunately, it is anticipated that the challenges being experienced will continue to manifest themselves during the coming weeks.
In keeping with the Road Traffic Regulations and in following the laws of Barbados, the Transport Board must have its fleet of units inspected annually.
The Licensing Authority is the only entity that can deem the buses to be roadworthy and this is handled through the inspection process. At this time a number of units are going through this process, consequently, this is adding another level to our ongoing problems and is further affecting our bus availability.
This situation is further exacerbated by the fact that the hoist at the Ministry of Transport and Works has been out of commission for over twelve (12) months. As a result of this untenable situation, the Transport Board in conjunction with the Ministry of Transport and Works is forced to seek alternative locations to have the inspections of the buses conducted and this is dependent on the availability of the equipment at the alternative location.
This combination of events has resulted in additional challenges as we seek to deliver our regularly scheduled services.
In view of the foregoing, we are again asking the travelling public to be patient as we seek to improve on this situation.
We thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.
24 January 2018