March 28, 2019 – Bridgetown, Barbados
Amid public outcry over the recent increase in bus fare from $2.00 to $3.50, the Barbados Transport Board is in the process of implementing a new incentive based system to assist commuters.
“We know that many of our customers have expressed some concern over the coming increase and we want Barbadians to know that we will continue to do our best to ensure that transit is as affordable and flexible as possible,” said Mrs Felicia Sue, Acting General Manager of the state owned Barbados Transport Board. She continued, “As the Prime Minister has indicated, through the implementation of this new system, commuters will see a savings in the amount being spent on travel. With this system our commuters will benefit by paying a reduced fare for bulk rides in light of the increase in fares.”
The Transport Board is currently embarking on a period of major transformation with plans to modernise its fleet with the inclusion of electric buses. Additionally plans are at an advanced stage to implement a cashless system and introduce public Wi-Fi to the terminals and aboard select buses.
“The Management of the Transport Board is extremely excited as we look towards the future, particularly as we focus on delivering a more reliable and efficient service to our customers at this time,” added Mrs Sue.