The Transport Board plans to cease service to the general public by the end of the week.
The Board’s Chief Executive Officer, Fabian Wharton, made the announcement on VOB’s Getting Down to Brass Tacks call-in program. He was responding to complaints that the Transport Board’s buses were running empty which was seen as a waste of resources.
Mr. Wharton explained that the state-owned buses will continue to operate to facilitate workers in the essential services. He said a special operation is being set up for them.
The CEO complained that several people, rather than staying at home as mandated by the COVID-19 order have been joy-riding on the buses because they were bored.
He gave an example of the joy-riding.
He indicated the timeline for the planned bus service shutdown.