UPDATE: Police officer dies in PBR accident

A member of the police guard and emergency branch died in an accident on the priority bus route in Arima, this morning.

Reports are that Corporal Isaac was driving to his station in Aranguez—via the PBR near Olton Road, Arima—when he lost control of the car.

Eye-witness accounts confirm his vehicle's right front tyre blew out, causing the vehicle to swerve to the right and lose control.

The car spun and hit a full 12-seater maxi taxi heading east.

Police say Isaac died instantly.

Roadworks continue along Beetham Highway, PBR opened

Motorists entering the capital city may encounter traffic delays.
This as works along the Beetham Highway have not been completed on time. This morning the ministry advised that works to replace the westbound side of Beetham culverts experienced delays due to unforeseen circumstances.
There remains in place a diversion of two lanes westbound traffic onto eastbound lanes of the Beetham Highway.in addition, single-lane traffic along westbound lane will be permitted for those entering POS via Beetham flyover.

Partial opening of PBR ends

The Ministry of Works and Transport says now that slope stabilization works on the Lady Young Road, Morvant has ended, the partial opening of the Priority Bus Route (PBR) for light motor vehicles from Abattoir Road, Port of Spain to Morvant Junction also ended on Monday 5th March, 2018 at 11:30 am.

The Ministry is advising commuters that the Lady Young Road is now accessible to vehicular traffic.

Parts of the PBR were opened last Thursday and throughout the weekend, to ease traffic caused by the landslide.


PCA chairman knocks police officer who put pregnant mom off PBR

Police Complaints Authority director David West yesterday chastised the police officer who issued a ticket to the husband of a then pregnant and in labour Arlene Laban-Ammon for using the Priority Bus Route and forced them off the route during an emergency.

He said while the PCA could not investigate the matter as “it is not one of serious police misconduct,” he said it could be seen as “an act of stupidity” on the officer’s part.

Expiration of Priority Bus Route Experiment Scheme

The Ministry of Works and Transport has announced that the experimental traffic scheme implemented on the Priority Bus route will expire on Thursday December 31st 2015.

The scheme allowed private vehicles the use of the Priority Bust Route if three or more persons occupied the vehicle at specific times during the day. 

The following is a press release from the Ministry of Works and Transport.