AS part of the week-long public transport celebration, the LTA is working on exposing and redressing some of the irregularities caused by public service vehicles, especially buses.
Authority CEO Naisa Tuinaceva said the authority believed that about 70 per cent of the country's population resorted to public transport as their preferred mode of transportation.
And based on the large number, he said it was imperative on the part of the authority to properly devise a workable, effective and sustainable solution to enhance, improve and accommodate the demand of transport in the country.
"LTA believes that providing an efficient public transport system is a catalyst to economic productivity and prosperity and since Fiji has the market that invests on public transport on a daily basis, it is prudent to have a vibrant public transport infrastructure system that supplements and facilitate the market demands," Mr Tuinaceva said.
"Problems such as PSV drivers code of conduct specifically observing their customer service behaviour, their attire, issues of identity or the wearing of ID card and the visibility of their PSV driving licences will be part of the public transport week observation."
Mr Tuinaceva said the above issues were stipulated under the drivers code of conduct and this exercise "will allow us to analyse drivers' attitude, whether they are observing it or not".
"PSV licence must be worn and to be visible so that passengers will know that the bus they are in is being driven by a licensed driver authorised to carry passengers.
"There will not be a lot of emphasis on booking during the week-long operation, however, a full report is expected to be released by the end of the week detailing a summary of breaches that have been committed and this data will help the authority to gauge the level of irregularity associated with the bus industry.
"The authority is expected to discuss its findings with bus operators and to find ways to improve the issue."