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Wednesday 15 August 2018
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Jacob: New buses waiting to be commissioned

Commuters wait at a bus shed on Wilson Road, Scarborough for a bus. PHOTO BY Sita Bridgemohan

Discussions on the construction of the promised new bus terminal for Tobago are ongoing, Secretary of Public Utilities Clarence Jacob said on Monday.

“The bus terminal is necessary… the conversations are being pursued at this time,” Jacob told Newsday Tobago.

On October 11, 2016, Chairman of the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) Terrence Beepath said a note was expected to be taken to Cabinet for work on a new terminal to begin before the start of 2017.

Jacob also said 10 new buses which have arrived on the island are waiting to be commissioned before being put into use. On May 5, a press release from the office of the Chief Secretary said 10 new diesel buses had arrived in Tobago, with five CNG buses, including two tour buses, yet to arrive.

“These buses have to be commissioned before they are put into use. I have a meeting carded for Tuesday (yesterday) to discuss this as well as to provide an update on the others expected,” Jacob reported on Monday.


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