PTSC

Metal on UBH may have caused fatal crash

A for­eign ob­ject ly­ing on the Uri­ah But­ler High­way may have caused the ac­ci­dent on Tues­day that re­sult­ed in the death of two women and not a de­fec­tive tyre as ini­tial­ly be­lieved.

This was yes­ter­day dis­closed to the Guardian Me­dia by a se­nior li­cens­ing of­fi­cer who re­ceived in­for­ma­tion di­rect­ly from the in­ves­ti­gat­ing po­lice of­fi­cer and the in­spec­tor as­signed to the Li­cens­ing Au­thor­i­ty (Trans­port Di­vi­sion) of the Min­istry of Works and Trans­port. Both of­fi­cers were on the scene of the fa­tal ac­ci­dent in Char­lieville on Tues­day.

Bus driver hailed a hero

There will be a re­view of the use of heav­ing ve­hi­cles, such as trucks, dri­ving along the right lane of the high­way fol­low­ing Tues­day's hor­rif­ic ac­ci­dent which killed two peo­ple and left 48 in­jured.

This was con­firmed by Min­is­ter of Works & Trans­port Ro­han Sinanan af­ter he vis­it­ed some of the ac­ci­dent vic­tims at the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ence Com­plex on Wednes­day.

"It is some­thing that we are look­ing at, I can't say why they were on that lane. But it is some­thing that we are look­ing at," said Sinanan.

Husband loses wife of 49 years in UBH crash: "She can’t be gone"

Un­will­ing to be­lieve the love of his life had died in a hor­ri­fy­ing ac­ci­dent along the Uri­ah But­ler High­way in Char­lieville, Ch­agua­nas, yes­ter­day, 69-year-old Ram­di­al Ba­boolal drove from Debe to the Er­ic Williams Med­ical Sci­ences Com­plex (EWM­SC) in Mt Hope hop­ing me­dia re­ports had been wrong.

PTSC blames union officials for bus failure today

The PTSC is apologising to commuters who were affected by the unavailable South Route bus services this morning.

In a statement issued today, the PSTC blames the union.

"It is unfortunate that Union Officials advised Drivers not to operate buses without inspection certificates being displayed on the bus, as not all southern buses had copies of the certificates displayed and this has since been addressed," it said.

PTSC to be upgraded in 2019

The Pub­lic Trans­port Ser­vice Cor­po­ra­tion’s (PTSC) goal for 2019 is to trans­form in­to a mod­ern, tech­no­log­i­cal­ly ad­vanced ser­vice with a fleet of 500 work­ing bus­es.

There are plans to ac­quire 300 new bus­es in the com­ing year, Works and Trans­port Min­is­ter Ro­han Sinanan said in an in­ter­view af­ter a func­tion to com­mis­sion a 1000-kilo­watt Cater­pil­lar gen­er­a­tor at City Gate.

The gen­er­a­tor was pur­chased lo­cal­ly from Trac­mac at an es­ti­mat­ed cost of $4 mil­lion.

Man steals bus, causes havoc, in police custody

A 55-year-old man who stole a PTSC bus this morning and left a path of destruction in its wake has been captured.CNC3 News understands that the Longdenville man managed to breach the PTSC garage opposite the Chaguanas Police Station between 3 and 4 am and took a bus. Reports suggest he then collided with three vehicles and a gate along the Chaguanas Main Road. One of the vehicles struck during the incident was owned by a newspaper vendor whose van subsequently hit a parked BK Holdings truck which crashed into a nearby building.

PTSC starts free North-South service

The Pub­lic Trans­porta­tion Ser­vice Cor­po­ra­tion says it will be pro­vid­ing free shut­tle ser­vice to and from Port-of-Spain and San Fer­nan­do to­day for those who need trans­porta­tion.

This ser­vice start­ed at 8 am for the Port-of-Spain to San Fer­nan­do route leav­ing at City Gate and im­me­di­ate­ly on the San Fer­nan­do to Port-of-Spain route, leav­ing at the Bus Ter­mi­nal.

The ser­vice will con­tin­ue every hour.

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