The employees of the Transport Board’s Speightstown Terminal took the opportunity to deliver Christmas cheer in the form of an outreach project in the north. This Christmas outreach was aimed at thanking those persons who had contributed to the growth of the transportation system over the years. It was one way of saying thank you, as the Transport Board understands that it could not have reached this milestone in the social and economic landscape of this island without the contribution and assistance of its valuable commuters.
As part of the outreach programme, the employees of the Speightstown Terminal took the shut-ins of the St. Lucy District Hospital and the Elaine Scantlebury Home on a scenic tour. The idea which was conceptualized by one of the employees, drivers Clarke C, was immediately taken on board by the management, who agreed that it was an excellent idea. This scenic tour was the perfect route to build a different type of relationship between the Transport Board and the public.
The scenic tour took place on 11th December 2011 and commenced at 1:00 p.m. Two buses were utilized, with one departing from each venue. The tour went to the East Coast road with a stop at Bath Beach for refreshments, Three houses Park, travelled through the Grantley Adams International Airport which was truly a highlight for the residents, Silver Sands for a short break and refreshments, Highway Seven to Bridgetown passing Kensington Oval, Spring Garden highway, Highway one to Speightstown, St. Lucy District Hospital and Elaine Scantlebury Home.
The Acting Principal Nursing Officer, Ms Marcia Hoyte, at the St. Lucy District Hospital described the tour as an event they would never forget. The matron said the residents were elated and wanted to know when they would be able to experience something of this nature again. Some of them had never seen some of the areas that were traversed by the tour. Similar sentiments were expressed by the residents and the matron of the Elaine Scantlebury Home.
The Management and Staff of the Transport Board would also like to take this opportunity to thank all persons who contributed to making this event a success.