The government-funded Park & Ride initiative has been temporarily suspended.
Premier and Minister of Finance Andrew Fahie said the free shuttle service will resume as soon as taxis and buses are approved to operate again.
“It has nothing to do with funding,” he said in response to questions by BVI News during a press conference on Tuesday.
“It has to do with the measures being put in place, so buses and taxis are not part of the operating fleet of businesses that have been approved by Cabinet and National Security Council to operate during this curfew period. As soon as this period is over, they will continue,” Fahie further said.
Meanwhile, Minister of Transportation, Kye Rymer previously said the Park & Ride shuttle service is a part of government’s efforts to create a pedestrian-friendly Road Town.
Residents were able to travel to 41 locations/designated stops in and around Road Town free of charge from Monday to Friday from 6 am to 6 pm at 15-minute intervals.
He said the initiative is being offered as a COVID-19 economic stimulus package to taxi operators who will be driving the respective shuttle buses.
The value of the taxi stimulus is one million dollars.
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