Thursday 29 October, 2020

Parents and students advised to take advantage of TAP buses

(FILE) Transport Board chief operations officer, Lynda Holder.

(FILE) Transport Board chief operations officer, Lynda Holder.

The Transport Board is urging parents, and by extension students, to take advantage of the buses in the Transport Augmentation Programme (TAP) whenever possible.

“Buses in the TAP are essentially an extension of the Transport Board and as such adhere to the same rules and regulations while offering the same concessionary fares,” Lynda Holder remarked at the Transport Board's Weymouth, St Michael headquarters. 

The chief operations officer continued, “What this means is that students in uniform will still be able to ride for free as they would on a regular Transport Board bus.”

TAP has over 70 participating vehicles and has been a welcome addition to the Board’s efforts to deliver regular and efficient public transportation. 

“When you include the TAP with the 33 new electric buses and the existing diesel fleet, bus availability is over 140 buses,” added Holder.

However, commuters are reminded that masks must still be worn to board not only Transport Board buses but TAP vehicles as well.

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