On the heels of the introduction on the Travel Smart card, the Transport Board is addressing the concerns of the travelling public about bus availability and assuring that relief is on the way.
“We know that in some instances persons would have been experiencing long waits for buses and measures have been put in place to address this,” said Acting General Manager of the Transport Board, Felicia Sue.
“We have implemented a rigorous preventative maintenance program and this is expected to give us an increase in reliability as well as bus availability. Additionally, we have a number of buses currently undergoing repairs that will be rejoining the fleet in the coming weeks.”
Speaking on the Travel Smart cards, Sue explained that this was an interim measure while development of a cashless system continued. She said, “The Board is currently exploring options as it relates to a cashless system that will see not only the introduction of reloadable metro cards but also allow for the use of smart phones.”
The Transport Board has recently reached an agreement that could see electric buses joining the current fleet as early as August.