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04/02/20 05:09 AM
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Curfew Public Transportation Bus Schedule for the Country of Belize effective 2nd April, 2020

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Belize Bus Association announces national shutdown; James Bus Line and Westline Bus Co. continue operating

As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to make its presence in Belize, and the current National State of Emergency is slowly bringing the country to a halt, many services are now limited to the general public. On Sunday, April 5th, most bus companies across the country ceased operations. The only bus companies that continue operating are James Bus Line, which runs from Punta Gorda, Toledo District to Belize City, and Westline Bus Company operating from the Benque Viejo del Carmen Town in the Cayo District to Belize City.

The announcement to discontinue the runs was announced by the President of the Belize Bus Association (BBA), Thomas Shaw, on Saturday, April 4th. According to Shaw, the bus companies will cease operations mainly because the business is not feasible, and they are running at a loss. He stated that all members of the association would go on a shutdown, jeopardizing many commuters who depend on public transportation.

However, two bus companies decided to continue operation amidst the threat of Coronavirus and running at a loss. Westline Bus Company stated on their Facebook account that they had relied on the daily working commuters ‘essential services.’ The company added that due to their customers’ loyalty for the past decade, they could not turn their backs on them. “They and the country need us. We will continue to absorb the losses,” part of their statement read.

Revised Bus Schedule Effective April 6, 2020

Some bus companies decide to make runs despite collective decision to discontinue

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Bus Runs in Jeopardy With Nat’l SOE

At the start of the COVID-19 scare in Belize, just before the first confirmed case of the coronavirus was detected, we told you how there was a disruption in the regular services. Bus companies were already prepared to discontinue operations until further notice. But, the Ministry of Transport was able to smooth things over with the operators countrywide for the re-establishment service. This weekend, the bus operators announced again that they would stop running after Sunday.

We were informed that the bus companies deployed their usual runs on Saturday, but, they found the terminals closed. They didn't need much to quit; they had been requesting a fuel subsidy from the government to remain operational, and some of the owners reportedly took issue with the fact that a few select companies were approved, instead of an across-the-board allocation to all operators.

We spoke with Transport Minister Edmond Castro today to seek clarification on those reports. But, our conversation with him focused instead on the financial viability of these bus companies remaining operational in a time when all non-essential travel has been shut down due to the curfew regulations. Here's what he told us via telephone this evening:

Hon. Edmond Castro - Minister of Transport
"It's a state of emergency. So, every 24 hours, sometime, the dynamics change. So, we had agreed upon - because the Bus Owners Association had put out that they would cease and desist effective money. So, over the weekend, I had put together to skeleton run that would run from t PG, Independence, Dangriga, Belmopan, and from Benque, all the way to Belize City, and likewise in the north. Since then things changed. As it stands right now, we're looking at shutting off the Caye District. So, what we had agreed upon over the weekend, things drastically changed. There was not the shutdown of the western corridor. Now, that is a reality. However, if we have buses operating from the south coming to Belize City. They will not be allowed to stop in the Cayo District. So, I don't see how it will even become possible for them to even operate shortly. The dynamics change every 24 hours. As soon as we get more reports that we have COVID-19 spotted in this area or this area, we have to move toward different dynamics. So, even what we had agreed upon is getting really dicey because no bus will be allowed to operate outside of the Cayo District, for sure. So, I don't know how it might be possible and profitable for Westline to be operating within Cayo District only."

"Only essential workers, and we're looking at the possibility of different frontline workers to facilitate their employees in terms of getting to and from work."

"For now, we still have that skeleton crew running in the north. however, I don't see how - there's not much of a movement, as it relates to - when you look at the data - 4 people on a bus, coming from Corozal to Orange Walk, 7 people on a bus. I don't see how that is viable. Like what I said on Sunday, even I was giving you full fuel for the day, and your responsibility was to pay your driver and you conductor, and you're taking 4 people from Corozal, or 7 people from Corozal to Belize City, I don't see how you can pay your driver or your conductor. So, if you're not making the money to pay your basic cost, no dollar or 2 dollars off the price of fuel, or the duty exemption off the price of fuel will allow you to stay on the run. So, as the business owner, if you do not have the volume, and you cannot make a profit, or at least break even, I don't see, as a wise businessman, why you should even be on the road. It makes absolutely no sense."

As you heard, there are still a few buses running in the northern and southern districts, but the Minister is unsure of how long they will continue due to financial constraints.

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Bus service has temporarily stopped under the 14 day quarantine announced yesterday.

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National Bus Schedule COROZAL - BELIZE CITY - COROZAL Effective May 4, 2020

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National Bus Schedule PUNTA GORDA - BELIZE CITY - PUNTA GORDA Effective May 4, 2020

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National Bus Schedule BENQUE VIEJO- BELIZE CITY - COROZAL Effective May 4, 2020

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R Tillett Family Bus Schedule

The following is an Update for our runs starting Monday May 4th, 2020:

1. Village bus 5:15 AM August Pine Ridge, 5:25 AM Trinidad, 5:30 AM San Lazaro, 5:35 AM Yo Creek and 5:45 AM Orange Walk.
2. 6:00 AM From OW Terminal
3. 6:20 AM From OW Terminal
4. 6:30 AM From OW Terminal
5. 6:45 AM From OW Terminal
6. 8:30 AM From Corozal Terminal- Belize

Return:

1. 4:30 PM Belize - Corozal
2. 4:30 PM Belize - Orange Walk
3. 4:40 PM Belize - Orange Walk
4. 4:45 PM Belize - Orange Walk
5. 4:50 PM Belize - Orange Walk
6. 5:00 PM Belize - Orange Walk

The Humes bus schedule

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The current Westline schedule

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CURRENT BUS SCHEDULE LEAVING COROZAL

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