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Rural-urban bus plan on target

Published:Saturday | August 27, 2016 | 8:00 AM

Minister of Transport and Mining Mike Henry says plans are far advanced to roll out the rural-urban bus plan. Five buses will be made available in the parish in time for the beginning of the new school year, which begins in just over a week's time.

"We can begin to look at a structured approach of transportation in the area as it relates to the safe commute of school children."

This bus plan is one of the promises he made while on the campaign trail.

The Clarendon Safe School Bus Programme was officially launched in September 2014 by the Clarendon Parish Council and the Transport Authority, which embarked on the implementation of a safe school bus system to provide safe and comfortable transportation for students to and from school.

It started with three schools as part of the pilot in and around the May Pen area before it was extended to include schools in south Clarendon, such as Vere Technical and Garvey Maceo high schools.