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Request For New Bus Services ‘Takes Time’

Changes or requests for new bus services takes time to formalise. Land Transport Authority (LTA) North manager Alfred Wiliame said that amendments and requests needed to go through proper processes.
15 Jul 2016 08:36
Request For New Bus Services ‘Takes Time’
LTA

Changes or requests for new bus services takes time to formalise.

Land Transport Authority (LTA) North manager Alfred Wiliame said that amendments and requests needed to go through proper processes.

Mr Wiliame was responding to requests made  by Namuavoivoi residents in the interior of Bua.

This was during the a meeting with stakeholders at the Labasa Civic Centre on Wednesday.

He said such requests could not happen overnight.

“Proper amendment processes need to take place. Bus companies wishing to service a particular route need to submit their amendment applications with the request of the communities concerned,” Mr Williame said.

“We will then investigate this amendment or an application before it is investigated and the changes published in the papers for the information of the general public.

Mr Wiliame said they were aware of the Commissioner Northern and the Government’s intention on the National Development Plan for the 20 year plan.    This would ensure that all rural communities have 90 per cent accessibility by public service transportation.

“Government is making roads and improving infrastructure to cater for this plan,” he said.

“But we are urging members of the community to also understand the processes that need to be followed and to be patient.

“We are also working closely with the Fiji Roads Authority to identify roads that are accessible by bus services in the North.”

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