TRINIDAD and Tobago has about one million vehicles on its roads.
This according to Minister of Works and Transport Rohan Sinanan last Friday at a viewing ceremony of buses at Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) at City Gate on South Quay, Port-of-Spain.
Sinanan said, “We have a serious problem with transport in TT.
“We have traffic jams as you come out of your driveway.
“We have 1.3 million people and one million vehicles. And almost everyone wants to use their vehicle at the same time.
“There is no way, as a government we can build ourselves out of that traffic jam.”
He said there needs to be a change so people could use public transportation rather than their own cars and that PTSC needed improve its customer service and maintenance of the buses to help with this transformation.
Sinanan said, “The reason we decided to go for 300 buses instead of 25 buses every year is, we recognise that we bring 25 buses every year, but we keep about 14.”
He said, “We are not going to just go out and buy new buses, we are going to develop a whole new management system, how we maintain buses and how we operate the buses.”