Bus drivers plying the Kalinago Territory to Roseau route have expressed their dissatisfaction with the relocation of their bus stop in Roseau.
Originally, the Kalinago bus stop was located near Save A Lot Supermarket in Roseau, however, due to the construction of the West Bridge, a number of bus stops in the area were relocated. The Kalinago Territory bus stop was relocated to the Baytown area, next to Raffoul, just across the China/Dominica Friendship Bridge.
However, the bus drivers said the new location is putting them and their passengers at a disadvantage.
One bus driver told DNO that they are concerned over the DOWASCO Sewage Treatment Plant nearby and the odors it gives off. He also said vagrants in the area are causing problems.
He said the bus drivers are confused by the conflicting information that they have received from the authorities. He said some are advising that they leave the area, while others said that they have no issues with the drivers remaining near the Save A Lot.
“We are trying to move back into town” he stated.
Another bus driver said since the bus stop is away from the commercial centers in Roseau, they have to drop off and pick up their passengers, putting them at risk of getting ticketed by the police.
The bus drivers said a letter of complaint on the matter was sent over a month ago, to the Roseau City Council as well as the Minister for Public Works and Ports, Senator Mirium Blanchard but so far, they have not received a response.