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.
A former manager at the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC), who was fired after three years on the job when it was discovered that he did not have the qualifications for the post, has come to a $600,000 settlement over his dismissal.
The settlement was announced as the wrongful dismissal case brought by Ishwar Jadoonanan was set to go on trial before Justice Frank Seepersad at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, on Tuesday.
Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan says the Police Service and the Transport Commissioner are conducting two separate investigations into Tuesday’s horrific accident, which saw two people being killed and 48 others injured.
A foreign object lying on the Uriah Butler Highway may have caused the accident on Tuesday that resulted in the death of two women and not a defective tyre as initially believed.
This was yesterday disclosed to the Guardian Media by a senior licensing officer who received information directly from the investigating police officer and the inspector assigned to the Licensing Authority (Transport Division) of the Ministry of Works and Transport. Both officers were on the scene of the fatal accident in Charlieville on Tuesday.
There will be a review of the use of heaving vehicles, such as trucks, driving along the right lane of the highway following Tuesday's horrific accident which killed two people and left 48 injured.
This was confirmed by Minister of Works & Transport Rohan Sinanan after he visited some of the accident victims at the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex on Wednesday.
"It is something that we are looking at, I can't say why they were on that lane. But it is something that we are looking at," said Sinanan.
Unwilling to believe the love of his life had died in a horrifying accident along the Uriah Butler Highway in Charlieville, Chaguanas, yesterday, 69-year-old Ramdial Baboolal drove from Debe to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) in Mt Hope hoping media reports had been wrong.