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Board ‘closer’ to PSV mix

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BY JANUARY, or perhaps even sooner, the Transport Board and public service vehicles (PSVs) should be running the route together.

Minister of Transport Michael Lashley said a committee had been formed, talks were ongoing and he was hopeful of a quick amalgamation. However, he recognised there was still a lot of work to be done.

“At this time, we are working on the integration of PSVs within the public transport system which will bring down business costs and take some of the stress off of taxpayers. There’s a team in place from the Transport Authority and from the Transport Board. We have had several meetings and we are looking at the issues – safety, training, marketing, routes, inspection – and we are looking at a time frame of about January or hopefully even before,” he said.

He added that while the team did not actually include members of the PSV community, there were ongoing active discussions with PSV representatives as well as players in the insurance industry to get feedback.

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