Priority bus route

Extension for 2019 PBR passes

The end-date for usage of a 2019 Priority Bus Route Permit has been extended to January 2020.

In a press release, the Ministry of Works and Transport announced that permit holders can continue to use their passes up until 31 January 2020.  Normally, a permit would expire on the last day of the year.

Passes are divided into public and private categories, and are valid for periods of six months and one year.

The ministry reminds permit holders that if they do not follow stipulated conditions, they may be forced to pay a fine.

 

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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.

Accident on PBR

 

We have news of a vehicular collision on the Priority Bus Route, this morning.

Details are still sketchy, but Guardian Media understands the accident occurred in the vicinity of Olton Road, Arima.

A maxi taxi is believed to have been involved in a crash with another vehicle.

There are unconfirmed reports of at least one fatality.

And we will update this story, as details come to hand.

PBR Permits Renewal for Route Two in November

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise holders of Route Two Maxi Taxi Priority Bus Route (PBR) Permits that renewal for the First Half of 2020 (January to June), will be held from 4th to 15th November, 2019.

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.