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Electric buses have arrived

The Transport Board now has thirty-three electric buses, making it the largest fleet in the CARICOM grouping.

The buses were offloaded at the Bridgetown port on Wednesday morning.

The electric buses have a capacity of 36 passengers, with 25 sitting and 11 standing.

Minister of Transport, Works and Maintenance, Dr. William Duguid, was among the officials on hand to oversee the proceedings at the port along with members of the board.

He says they are hoping to have the buses on the road as soon as possible, but there are several things that still need to be done.

He pointed out that they have managed to bring in some experts from Panama who have been in quarantine to assist in the process.

Dr. Duguid says getting the buses here has been about two years in the making.

The transport minister says while the buses are expensive there will be cost saving from a maintenance perspective.

The buses are fully air-conditioned, make provisions for differently abled passengers and have Wi-Fi capabilities.

One Reply to “Electric buses have arrived

  1. Now that the New buses are ready the maintenance of these Buses should be keep up and the people of Barbados use them as if they owned them , let the pride of the people show how the buses last for many years to come.
    the mechanic technicians should be trained to service and keep them on the roads. the roads should be repaired and maintained. Good roads will save on Maintenance.

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