The Jean De La Valette ferry is expected to go on dry dock today, and will be out of service until Saturday 8 February 2020.
In an official statement from the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Transportation Company Ltd. (TTIT), the company advises that during the period of the ferry’s dry-docking, the T&T Spirit, the Galleons Passage and the MV Cabo Star will continue to operate.
As a result of the dry-docking of the Jean De La Valette, several sailings in February on the T&T Spirit have been cancelled.
Several motorists with raised suspensions as well as lowriders have been given inspection notifications even though they have stickers. This comes in the wake of the last week’s scenes of hundreds of motorists queuing up in long lines at vehicle inspection stations, trying to avoid a $5,000 fine.
Transport Commissioner Basdeo Gosine gave an unofficial “bligh” to drivers of uninspected vehicles for the first week of the year.
The Ministry of Works and Transport has opened the Priority Bus Route from Curepe to Arima.
This is due to flooding along the Churchill Roosevelt Highway today.
The ministry notes, however, that the PBR is already being used heavily and is advising that commuters may still face traffic.
The Galleons Passage ferry should arrive in T&T by July 16 following certain upgrades currently being done in Cuba by the vessel’s seller, Works Minister Rohan Sinanan said yesterday.
Sinanan gave the update in response to Opposition questions in Parliament following reports the ferry will once again remain in Cuba for upgrades.