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Buses off road for three hours today for talks to improve service

The first of a new fleet of the electric buses (File photograph)

Bus services will halt for three hours today as staff meet to discuss ways to improve the service.

A Government spokeswoman said the meeting, to be held at the Bermuda Industrial Union, mean services will be suspended between 10am and 1pm.

The spokeswoman also warned that there would be further delays throughout the week because of backlogs in the delivery of spare parts.

She said: “Last week, the department responded to questions regarding cancellations and delays.

“The issues stemmed from resource shortages, including a backlog in the shipment of tyres for the diesel fleet.

“The bus maintenance challenges have resulted in fewer buses in service and increasing cancellations. The new tyres will be delivered this week.

The spokeswoman added that the Department of Public Transportation was still preparing the first electric buses for the road and training drivers and maintenance staff.

She said: “To date, 90 per cent of bus operators have passed certification and are qualified to drive.

“The maintenance training is considerably more detailed and management and staff are committed to education and continuous development.”

Cancellations will be posted online at gov.bm/bus.

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Published April 12, 2022 at 7:48 am (Updated April 12, 2022 at 7:48 am)

Buses off road for three hours today for talks to improve service

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