Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Terminal spruce-up


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COMMUTERS WAITING long hours for Transport Board buses will at least have a cleaner environment in which to do so.

While it struggles to provide an adequate number of buses to service its various routes, the board has begun cleaning the terminals, especially the bathrooms, which have long been a point of disgust for the travelling public.

When contacted yesterday, manager of human resources and marketing, Lynda Holder, said painting, plumbing and repair work was scheduled to continue for the rest of the week and beyond if necessary.

 “We have done industrial cleaning at all terminals and have started the painting in the Fairchild Street Terminal. The process will continue as long as required and a preventative maintenance plan will continue afterwards. Plumbing repairs and other areas of repairs will continue during the coming week and painting continues at all terminals next week,” she added.

The issue came to a head last week following a tour of the Fairchild Street terminal by Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley and his team.

He reported being “horrified” by the conditions in the terminal and the state of public transportation in general. He and his team drew attention to the bathrooms, saying the broken sinks and toilets, as well as the lack of soap and toilet paper, were unhygienic.

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