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PLP Bought & Maintained New Buses: OBA Let Them Fall into Dangerous Disrepair

20 April 2017

PLP Bought & Maintained New Buses: OBA Let Them Fall into Dangerous Disrepair
Statement by Shadow Minister of Transport Lawrence Scott, JP, MP

Minister Michael Fahy and the minority OBA government made a bad judgement call, one evidenced
horrifically in pictures. He failed to ensure key personnel were hired and retained. Budget constraints
have nothing to do with this; the maintenance positions were there for a reason and his decision and
its outcome are seen in the flames. Thankfully, no lives were lost because the Minister decided that
it was not cost-effective to worry about safety.

To avoid such catastrophic malfunctions the PLP thought it sound to maintain key personnel and did
so.

The Minister may not see the correlation between job cuts and the negative impact it can have on
public safety. But, one thing I can assure you is that it's not just the PLP who see this as important;
everyone who travels by bus or ferry would also agree.

Passengers, including our school children, put their lives in the hands of the Government for safe,
reliable and secure passage on land and water.

The question now before us is: What else is the OBA hiding?