24 Aug 2009

Samoa bus owners baulk at door switch as road change looms

12:56 pm on 24 August 2009

24 Samoan bus owners who attended a meeting in Apia say they will not pay for the costs of relocating the passenger doors on their buses as a result of the road switch.

The Samoa Observer quotes one bus owners as saying he would rather take his fleet to parliament and burn it there so MPs can see what they are doing to the people.

In a meeting organised by the lobby group, PASS, for all Upolu bus operators, they resolved to reject the Ministry of Land and Transportation orders to change the entrances for their buses.

The decision echoes a petition by the 20 bus operators from Savaii, seeking compensation of 18,000 US dollars per bus before any changes are made to their fleets.