Grenada: The government of Grenada has launched the sustainable road-based public transport project on March 9, 2022 (Wednesday). The aim behind this project has been to establish a well-regulated public transport system.
During the launch event, this plan will fulfil the requirements of the users through the participatory and inclusive process to ensure that this becomes a reality. The project will consist of socially inclusive measures and will have zero carbon emission, which will contribute to the region’s development.
The recommendations were presented on Wednesday by Fredrick Lloveras, ahead of the transport planning project of Markit.
“Another issue that we also try to face is the pay on board; we know that now it’s only the system works by using cash-paying at onboard, which also turns into some kind of insecurity mostly in the night hours because the drivers can be assaulted because of the income revenue that they are collecting all the day, so we are also checking experiences in other countries in similar countries where they are moving to a cashless system with your buy the ticket outside the bus just collects the tickets as a piece of paper or need to carry cash in mostly in a specific area of the day,” he stated.
The Minister for infrastructure development public utility transport and implementation – Nolan Cox, stated that he had been concerned about the inequity in the transport service, and persons who have worked late in the service industry have been appointed.
The Alliance Franchise Development has funded the project along with the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Grenada.
Andrew Dupigny – CGB’s programme manager for infrastructure partnerships, notified, “We expect a sustainable road-based public transportation plan including gender-responsive and socially inclusive measures as well as recommendations for short medium and long term investments that will lead to an increase in the viability efficiency and quality of public transport services which meet the needs of the public.”