Under the Transport Operators project, some 350 taxis and bus operators across the island will be trained as first responders in the event of an emergency on the nation’s roads.
According to the president of Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (T.O.D.S.S) Egeton Newman, the initiative will be a game changer for public operators, who are often blamed for reckless driving and unlawfulness.
Twenty-five (25) operators from each parish will be trained as first responders and road safety ambassadors to curtail road fatalities. It will cost just over half a million dollars to train the participants. Newman is extending an invite to the private sector, to partner in the initiative.