Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2020. 6:46 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Bus owners and the Government of Belize (GOB) have struck an agreement on how to keep bus runs going while attempting to decrease the spread of COVID-19 on public transportation.
This week the compromise was announced that buses will be allowed to run at 75 percent capacity, to allow for greater social distancing while in transit. The compromise was settled on Tuesday.
On Friday, December 18, GOB had announced new measures to address the increasing number of COVID-19 infections and deaths, which included that busses would need to run at only 50 percent capacity.
Bus owners complained at that time that making runs under those conditions would not be economically viable which put the entire public transportation system in peril.
In an interview with Channel 7 News, Belize Bus Owners Association President, Thomas Shaw, said that the owners are willing to run at reduced capacity in light of the pandemic, but that 75 percent was the lowest they could go, given the current economic climate.
Аdvеrtіѕе wіth thе most visited news site in Веlіzе ~ Wе оffеr fullу сuѕtоmіzаblе аnd flехіblе dіgіtаl mаrkеtіng расkаgеѕ. Yоur соntеnt іѕ dеlіvеrеd іnѕtаntlу tо thоuѕаndѕ оf uѕеrѕ іn Веlіzе аnd аbrоаd! Соntасt uѕ аt email@example.com оr саll uѕ аt 501-601-0315.
© 2020, BreakingBelizeNews.com. This article is the copyrighted property of Breaking Belize News. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.