MINISTER MEETS WITH ‘APTO’ AND ‘AOPT’
The Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO) and the Alliance Owners of Public Transport (AOPT) had their first meeting with Minister of Transport, Works and Maintenance, Dr. William Duguid, at the Ministry’s Pine, St. Michael headquarters, and subsequent to that meeting, there was an agreement that routes need to be changed in order to service the demand of commuters.
The Ministry is intent on addressing the issue that some routes receive an influx of Public Service Vehicles (PSVs) while others are not as well serviced. Minister Duguid stated that the Ministry “wants to bring equity and fairness and we want to help people get around Barbados fairly and properly without having to wait hours.”
The Minister also gave the members of APTO and AOPT the assurance that the Constitution River Terminal will soon be commissioned, properly staffed and that activities there will commence.
Morris Lee, the interim chairman of APTO, stated that the meeting was a good one. The meeting ended with a commitment from the Minister (before leaving to attend another meeting) to meet with AOPT and APTO again, shortly, to address the sectors outstanding matters.