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Improved bus system for Trelawny CXC students

Published:Wednesday | May 4, 2011 | 12:00 AM

Richard Morais, Gleaner Writer

FALMOUTH, Trelawny:

STUDENTS FROM North Trelawny who are sitting the Caribbean Examinations Council's examinations are expected to have vehicles to transport them to their examinations.

Commuters in the parish have been having challenges getting public transportation due to the crackdown of illegal taxis in the parish, which is undergoing development.

"We contacted the Montego Bay Metro Bus Company, and they have decided to put buses on the Falmouth to Clarks Town, Falmouth to Wakefield and Montego Bay to Falmouth," Mayor of Falmouth Councillor Collen Gager told The Gleaner recently.

The mayor, however, could not give definitive statements on other small communities such as Duanvale, Sherwood, among others, whose children will have to get to Wakefield before catching the provided buses.


He said the council would have to conduct a survey to establish the seats needed in these areas, and then the Metro Bus would be approached to provide transportation.

Gager stressed that this was a temporary measure, adding that it was being done with a heavy heart because he had hoped that the illegal taxis would try to become legal and, therefore, eliminate the need for the buses.

He said only four had registered during last week, despite the simplification of the process by the transport authority, which established an office at the council to accept registration. Drivers were also promised that their application would be processed within a month.