Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Bus drivers being taught about COVID-19 safety

Chief Executive Officer of the Transport Board Fabian Wharton (second from right) updating representatives of various department

Chief Executive Officer of the Transport Board Fabian Wharton (second from right) updating representatives of various department

Continuous driver education is underway for Transport Board staff as the team works to keep commuters safe.

Following the videos which were going viral on social media and this morning's announcement that Barbados is now at Stage 1 in its response to COVID-19, the Board released a press statement moments ago.

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Transport Board Fabian Wharton has assured the public that the organization is taking every possible measure to ensure the safety of commuters.

Speaking from the Weymouth headquarters, Wharton said: 

“We have been monitoring the situation across the region very closely and we are being very proactive in our approach to preparing for the inevitability of the virus. Precautionary measures have been taken and we have been educating the staff, particularly drivers as it relates to good hygiene practices.”

In light of Barbados recording its first two cases of COVID-19, the Board is getting everyone to work together.

Wharton continued: 

“We have also created a special team to increase the frequency of our sanitization efforts in the terminals and on the buses in keeping with global standards. Additionally, we are reviewing our operational processes and further information on imminent changes will be made public once ratified.”

 

But this is not solely in place for the blue Transport Board buses but it will extend to select minibuses and route taxis.

Wharton also explained that these efforts would also be extended to vehicles currently in the Transport Augmentation Programme (TAP).

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