Tuesday 1 December, 2020

VIDEO: 33 Electric buses with Wi-Fi, accessible for the disabled

Barbados' aged Transport Board fleet has gotten some new life injected into it with 33 electric buses simply awaiting commissioning before they can go into operation.

The country makes history with this modernised addition to its public transportation service. "This is the largest electric fleet of buses in the CARICOM region, in the Caribbean certainly . . . We are very proud."


Video caption: Electric buses offloaded in the Bridgetown Port and toured and tested by the Ministers in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Maintenance, Dr William Dugiud and Peter Phillips.

This was shared by the Minister of Transport, Works and Maintenance Dr William Duguid when the buses were offloaded in the Bridgetown Port (July 8).

"What we have done today (July 8) is to get landed 33 electric buses, buses that are capable of lowering so that disabled people with wheelchairs can have access . . . they have ramps for the wheelchairs as well. They have foldable seats."

He said that the buses will be airconditioned and have Wi-Fi.

Duguid said that he had to thank all parties who had a hand in ensuring that these buses landed safely in Barbados to serve the citizens of Barbados as soon as possible.

Once commissioned before the end of July, the BLP-administration will be delivering on their promise as disclosed by Prime Minister Mia Mottley back in May. She told the country during one of her COVID-19 Update addresses that the 33 electric buses had arrived on the island recently are set to be in operation at the end of July 2020.

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