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.
The PTSC is apologising to commuters who were affected by the unavailable South Route bus services this morning.
In a statement issued today, the PSTC blames the union.
"It is unfortunate that Union Officials advised Drivers not to operate buses without inspection certificates being displayed on the bus, as not all southern buses had copies of the certificates displayed and this has since been addressed," it said.
The Public Transport Service Corporation’s (PTSC) goal for 2019 is to transform into a modern, technologically advanced service with a fleet of 500 working buses.
There are plans to acquire 300 new buses in the coming year, Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan said in an interview after a function to commission a 1000-kilowatt Caterpillar generator at City Gate.
The generator was purchased locally from Tracmac at an estimated cost of $4 million.
A 55-year-old man who stole a PTSC bus this morning and left a path of destruction in its wake has been captured.CNC3 News understands that the Longdenville man managed to breach the PTSC garage opposite the Chaguanas Police Station between 3 and 4 am and took a bus. Reports suggest he then collided with three vehicles and a gate along the Chaguanas Main Road. One of the vehicles struck during the incident was owned by a newspaper vendor whose van subsequently hit a parked BK Holdings truck which crashed into a nearby building.
The Public Transportation Service Corporation says it will be providing free shuttle service to and from Port-of-Spain and San Fernando today for those who need transportation.
This service started at 8 am for the Port-of-Spain to San Fernando route leaving at City Gate and immediately on the San Fernando to Port-of-Spain route, leaving at the Bus Terminal.
The service will continue every hour.
Marking the one-year death anniversary of their colleague who was gunned down at his workplace, staff from the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) on Monday staged a placard protest, calling for a reliable bus fleet and a safer work environment.
Standing outside of the PTSC bus terminal at Kings Wharf, San Fernando Monday, the workers called for a meeting with Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan.