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Bus owners want collaboration

Tevita Vuibau
Sunday, May 11, 2014

BUS operators have called for the authority to temper their role as a regulatory agency with a spirit of dialogue and information sharing.

Fiji Bus Operators Association president Viren Kewal said it was in the best interests of the public that LTA worked with bus operators, adding that there were a number of areas they wished to see collaborative improvement in.

He said these included the Quality Assurance Maintenance Systems, Section 66 of the LTA Act and the rural hub and spoke model.

Mr Kewal said the association was supportive of QAMS, which in part seeks to phase-out buses older than 25 years.

However, he explained that the phase-out needed to be done in phases as this would give more vulnerable operators a chance to adjust to the changes.

"This is grossly unreasonable and will affect many that may be older than 25 years yet are perfectly fit for service from careful maintenance over the years," Mr Kewal said.








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