Posted: Tuesday, January 8, 2019. 7:25 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Today the Belize City Council unveiled a new fleet of service vehicles.
Our newsroom spoke to Councilor with responsibility for traffic, Allan Pollard, who elaborated on the new fleet.
“These vehicles are important for us at the council because we have improved our much needed asset base,” he said.
“Transportation is a serious issue for the various departments, either the current equipments are deteriorating or non existent. For us, complaining about why we can’t get the job done is unacceptable and we feel that is essential to minimize those excuses and complaints,” he added.
According to Councilor Pollard, these vehicles will improve the efficiency at the traffic department.
It will foster necessary mobility and enforcement.
“In addition to the expansion of the fleet we have fully assessed the map of Belize City and our officers and we have created a new traffic plan, ” he informed.
This traffic plan will split the city into four zones.
“In these zones there will be four supervisors and officers attached to each,” he said. “These supervisors will be fully responsible for the enforcement within their assigned radius, we anticipate that this should be an easier task now with these additional vehicles and motorcycles.”
Councilor Pollard believes this will result in a spike in revenue for the council.
While the Traffic Department will be the leading beneficiary of this new fleet, other departments at the council will also receive new vehicles.
“We have a growing city and if the City grows our capacity as a council should do so as well,” said Councilor Pollard.
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