The Department of Public Transportation remains challenged by the island's ageing bus fleet. The Government is in the process of determining how this longstanding issue can finally be addressed, once and for all.
Existing problems were further compounded this morning when there were six (6) bus breakdowns. One of the primary problems is that the engines of the buses have been overheating. Most routes have been affected by these problems.
Additional new buses are on order and are expected to be on the road, starting near the end of the year.
Presently, there are seventy two buses out of service out of a fleet 105. This leaves the DPT with a severe shortage of equipment to service Bermuda's bussing needs.
Maintenance staff have been working overtime to get buses back in service.
The DPT apologises for any inconvenience caused to the travelling public.