Bus services by the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) were disrupted today, because of industrial action by employees.
Early this morning, the PTSC issued an official statement, warning of a disruption to its services today, and advising its commuters to make alternative transportation arrangements.
The statement by PTSC’s management, follows...
“Regrettably, the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) wishes to alert members of the travelling public of possible industrial action by its Unions on Monday 10th, February 2020.
Maxi taxi drivers operating out of the City Gate Hub in Port of Spain staged a protest demonstration early this morning.
CNC3 news understands from 5 am, the disgruntled drivers blocked off vehicle entry into City Gate.
According to the drivers, the demonstration was aimed at highlighting poor conditions at the facility.
The move forced commuters to walk a longer distance to get to their destinations.
We understand that the drivers promised to continue their demonstration until 9 am.
Part of the Mosquito Creek Road will be opened this afternoon, bringing some relief to commuters.
According to the Ministry of Works and Transport, vehicles will now be allowed onto the higher embankment.
The ministry says this will provide some relief from the perennial flooding that impacts commuters using the Mosquito Creek roadway, as well to facilitate construction of the northbound carriageway works.
Motorists are advised that the posted traffic speed will be 30 kilometres per hour.