Some achievements in Transport under the People’s Partnership Government:
The North Aviation Business Park of the Piarco
International Airport is being developed, which will
facilitate business development in and around the
Continued upgrade of Piarco International Airport’s
airfield lighting infrastructure and control and
monitoring system for better guidance and directions
Improved infrastructure at ANR Robinson
International Airport, Tobago.
Commissioned a $22 million runway instrument
lighting system at the Crown Point airport, to replace
a non-directional beacon system. This improves the
level of safety for aircraft to land at the airport in any
type of weather and should result in a greater number
of flights coming to the sister isle.
Caribbean Airlines (CAL) won the prestigious World
Travel Award for a second year as the Caribbean’s
Signed official purchase agreement for 9 ATR 72-600
Welcomed a new addition Boeing 737-800 Next
Generation aircraft from Seattle, Washington.
Introduced self-service check-in kiosks at major
Launched flight-tracking application for smart phones.
Agreement for CAL to commence non-stop flights
between Trinidad and Gatwick, United Kingdom.
Completed negotiations for establishment of an inter-
island fast ferry service.
Introduction of Public Transport Service Corporation
buses in areas, particularly rural, previously not served.
Introduction of transport for children in underserved
Introduction of a Rapid Bus Transit System on the
East/West Corridor (PBR) providing a bus every 15
Introduction of Curepe-San Fernando service with 46
daily trips and a capacity of 2,070.
Construction of 25 new bus shelters.
The Greening of the Priority Bus Route Initiative will
utilise renewable solar energy-powered streetlights and
traffic lights and cleaner fuels for buses.
Introduction of traffic wardens to address traffic
congestion and help restore order on the roads.
Engaged with the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada to
implement a transformation initiative to convert the
Licensing Division into a modernised Motor Vehicle
Construction of a state-of-the-art water taxi facility at
The PTSC introduced new routes, which are now
available to all commuters. These include Chaguanas/
Talparo, Arima/Four Roads Tamana/La Seiva & Port-
Free travel on PTSC buses for all children in school
uniform and people over 60 and persons in receipt of
Government grants. Additionally pensioners can travel
for free on the Tobago ferry service.
The PTSC had an average of 190 buses on the road.
This has increased by more than 100 per cent.
Procurement of 24 buses to service needs of the
differently abled (ELDAMO Services launched on
December 3rd, 2012).
Bus simulator training facility established at the VM
GPS technology devices installed in 395 buses.
GPS command centre to monitor fleet.
On-going conversion of buses to CNG
Opening of new routes and services ( San Fernan
do/ Curepe ,Oropune ,Point Fortin ,San Fernando /
Acquisition of lands at Tarouba for the establishment
of a multi-purpose bus complex.
Development of new engineering facility at PTSC
Opened over 45 new bus routes