THREE tonne truck owners have stepped in to assist in transporting passengers from Honiara City to Henderson to cover delays caused by the short bus routes.
The trucks started their service when the bus stop at the old SIEA was relocated to the area opposite the Honiara Public Library a fortnight ago.
Reports reaching Solomon Star said this new move by the truck owners is gaining popularity over the past days.
“These pick-up trucks should be lauded for coming to our rescue.
”With the increasing concern surrounding the short bus routes, I think the idea to provide transportation for the public using the 3-tonne trucks is just right.
“This will ease the burden of getting frustrated with the current style of bus services in town,” Michael Billy, a resident of Henderson in East Honiara told the Solomon Star.
According to the reports, commuters are paying $2 to $3 bus fares from the new location all the way to Henderson.
However, this new move did not go down well with the bus service providers.
Comments are being sought from the Solomon Islands Bus Association.
By RONALD TOITO’ONA