Transport Board to end services this week, says CEO

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The Barbados Transport Board will put the brakes on its services at the end of the week.

Chief Executive Officer Fabian Wharton made the announcement on Voice of Barbados’ Down to Brasstacks this morning.

“Within the next couple days or so you will start to see announcements coming from the Transport Board as it relates to scaling back of services and the eventual termination of services.

“I would say before the week is completed, close to Thursday and Friday. We are tentatively looking at 5 p.m. on Thursday because the Post Office had issued a statement as it relates to pensioners and getting their pension cheques cashed.”

Wharton, however, revealed that special arrangements were being made to ensure transportation is in place for essential workers.

“We had to ensure that we put transportation in place for all of our essential service [workers], the District Hospital, the Geriatric Hospital, the Psychiatric Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital etc before we began to consider closing the bus service, but we are in a position where we are almost through that process with the Ministry of Health,” he said.

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