Stockfarm Bus drivers better served at temporary relocation on Great George Street in the ‘rush hours’
Stockfarm Bus drivers appear to be better served at a temporary relocation on Great George Street, during the ‘rush hours’. The bus drivers had been expressing frustration with the slow customer flow that had been brought about, since the new West Bridge Project commenced in June.
President of the Stockfarm Bus Drivers Association, Vincent Lawrence said after many meetings with the police, they have finally been moved to a temporary location, and drivers are now in a “good mood”.
Lawrence said, we have fought for a long while, and at about 10 am yesterday, during a final meeting with the police, and after ideas were exchanged, the opportunity to was given to us, to use Great George Street, behind the current Mahaut bus stop.
The drivers are now allowed to use the temporary bus stop for a limited time daily, from 7:00 am to 11:30 am, which is considered the ‘rush hours’ for college students. They then move back to their original bus stop at Pottersville, from 11:30 am, in order to give the Mahaut bus drivers their space.
Lawrence says they are satisfied with that move, even though it is a temporary fix, because it will alleviate their plight, and give them more access to the college students, who are their primary customers.
Other bus drivers said they are very happy with the new arrangement. They expect to be more organized by the end of the week, and students and other passengers will know where to look for them. Meanwhile, some bus drivers chose to stay at the original bus stop, while others are operating at the Public Works area.
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