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Transport Authority trying to offload 'unsuitable' vehicles purchased for $110m

Published:Thursday | October 12, 2017 | 12:07 PMJerome Reynolds

After spending $110 million to buy five buses, the Transport Authority is moving to offload the vehicles because they have been deemed unsuitable.

This was revealed by the Authority’s Managing Director, Cecil Morgan, at a sitting of Parliament’s Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) yesterday.

Morgan informed that committee that the buses were to be used to transport staff noting that the Authority paid for the buses in June and received the units in September.

He noted that the decision to purchase the buses predated his appointment last June.  

Morgan said after receiving the buses the state agency subsequently came to the position that the vehicles are unsuitable and would be costly to maintain and therefore the regulator decided to put them up for sale.

 

Managing Director of the Transport Authority, Cecil Morgan

The Authority was chided for the purchase with acting PAAC Chairman Mikael Phillips describing the situation as untidy.

 

PAAC Acting Chairman, Mikael Phillips