PTSC must do better
On September 12 there was a limited stop “double bus” travelling from Port of Spain to Arima which I boarded at San Juan at 7.10 a.m. The registration number of the bus was HBW4970.
On reaching St Joseph, opposite to the WASA facility, a wheel on the left side of the bus flew off and landed against the wire fence bordering the WASA compound.
I was flabbergasted to say the least. What if someone was standing in the path of that wheel?
There would certainly have been broken bones and probably internal injuries suffered by the unfortunate person and maybe even death.
I then wondered if it was not the normal procedure for buses to be checked before being deemed safe for the road.
Like poor Alice in Wonderland I also wondered if airlines were to be similarly careless. Wouldn’t there be mass carnage?
Many of the PTSC’s double buses are in a deplorable state. Their seats are black with dirt.
One has to resist the temptation to travel with disinfectant to treat these seats before sitting on them.
Yet again the Alice mentality at work: do vagrants sleep on those seats at night? If I were to list all the minuses attached to the bus service, with special emphasis on the service from Port of Spain to Arima, my book would be a bestseller.
Come on PTSC, get your act together.