NOVELO'S BUS TERMINALS BEGIN RE-OPENING COUNTRYWIDE TODAY


Last week Tuesday Government announced its decision to re-open the Novelo's Bus Terminals countrywide. This morning the terminal in Corozal was opened and it is expected the one in Dangriga will also be opened today. The former Novelo's Terminal in Belmopan has been open for a couple of weeks and is being used by both National Transport and James Bus Line. We spoke with Policy and Planning Officer in the Ministry of Transport, Works and Communication, Glenn Tillett to find out what will happen in the other municipalities.

Glenn Tillett:



There are no terminals in Orange Walk and San Ignacio, what we have there are offices that were rented by the management of Novelo's Bus Line limited so there are no terminals per se. If you think of a terminal as somewhere with a public concourse where people can gather, purchase tickets, purchase food and receive other services as well as take the bus then these places have no facilities. I would think that when the authority is properly constituted come April their plan will include the building and construction of terminals in San Ignacio and Orange Walk. I would think that in the case of San Ignacio and Orange Walk every attempt will be made to facilitate our commuting public in terms of their comfort and security in terms of getting their buses etc. We continue to work at the system, we keep trying to improve the system and we welcome all suggestions whether it be comments, criticisms etc. We don't think we know it all [Manuela] we count on the commuting public to!
enlighten us where many of the problems are concerned.