Thursday, July 24, 2014

Transit Authority To Ratify Changes To Public Bus Schedule On Monday

Guam News - Guam News

Guam- Decisions to implement a leaner schedule for the Guam Regional Transit Authority will have to wait until next Monday.

The Board of Directors held a special meeting Thursday morning, but did not have a quorum. Interim Executive Manager Felix Dungca says the changes to the mass transit bus schedule were approved at a previous meeting, but needed to be ratified. Those changes include scaling back their contracted buses starting on April 1 through the reminder of the current fiscal year.

“What we've done is we've scaled back the number of buses we've contracted out from 15 to 12” said Dungca. “We took a couple of buses and added it on to the parent transit and also the fixed route services. And the fixed route will now extend north past Micronesia Mall. Where as in the past, we've only gone as far as Micronesia mall to the north. I believe it's going to be a more do-able and responsive type of transit system.”

Dungca thanks the Governor's fiscal policy team for their help in this process. He adds the changes are necessary so the agency contains its costs and doesn't run out of money. He also mentions the board will be looking at increasing transit fees due to rising fuel costs. The fees have remained the same for several years. Currently, parent transit riders pay 35 cents, while regular riders pay a dollar.

 

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