A PUBLIC Transport Service bus conductor has spoken out about the reasons for public transport service buses running short bus route service in Honiara.
The bus conductor who spoke on the condition of anonymity said the reasons are that their bosses want good returns per day but the poor state of the roads in the city and traffic jams are not helpful and hence the short bus routes.
He said he believes when these issues of poor road condition and traffic jams are sorted out then there will be no short bus routes.
The bus conductor said like every business owner, public transport service bus owners want good returns from their service at the end of each day.
“I know it’s not right to run a short bus route, but we have to take back a good amount of money to make our bosses happy.
“When we take back less money, our fortnight salaries will also be affected,” he said
He said as a high school leaver, he has to obey his boss to remain in the job and this goes with other bus conductors.
The bus conductor said the bad state of road and traffic jams have affected their revenue collections each day and a short bus route is the best option to address the situation.
The bus conductor said the government should enact a Vehicle Policy to allow a person to own only two vehicles.
He said this policy will reduce the number of vehicles on road to make way for public transport vehicles to run smoothly and run long routes.
By LACHLAN EDDIE HOE
Solomon Star, Honiara