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September 25, 2020 – Bridgetown, Barbados: After a smooth start to the school term, the Transport Board is urging parents, and by extension students, to take advantage of the TAP buses whenever possible.

“Buses in the TAP are essentially an extension of the Transport Board and as such adhere to the same rules and regulations, while offering the same concessionary fares,” said Lynda Holder from the Board’s Weymouth Headquarters. The Chief Operations Officer continued, “What this means is that students in uniform will still be able to ride for free as they would on a regular Transport Board bus.”

The Transport Augmentation Programme, now has over 70 participating vehicles and has been a welcome addition to the Board’s efforts in regularizing public transportation. “When you include the TAP with the 33 new electric buses and the existing diesel fleet, bus availability is over 140 buses,” added Holder.

Commuters are however reminded that masks must still be worn to board not only Transport Board buses but TAP vehicles as well.