North Abaco Minister of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary, Renardo Curry said he is undertaking plans to implement public transportation infrastructure for the mainland of Abaco as many persons commute daily from the far ends of the island.
He noted that persons from Cooper’s Town and even as far as Crown Haven often hike or carpool daily to get to jobs located in Central Abaco and he would like to see a more efficient and cost effective system in place to help those persons. “I have had a number of inquiries into a bus system running from down there,” Mr. Curry said.
He said even tourists could make use of such a bus system as it can be challenging to catch a taxi from the airport to Treasure Cay or other communities in the north. “With a well-structured bus system in place even they could benefit from it,” he said.
We’ve already begun by putting in bus stops in a couple of locations on S. C. Bootle Highway; one is at the corner of the south-side dock road and the other across from the new Mini-hospital in Marsh Harbour.
“We envision having the bus system for those who can’t catch rides, or even those who would just like a more cost efficient way to get here,” he said. “It’s tough financially and it’s hard for some to be able to afford gas.”
“With many who work at these larger investment properties like Baker’s Bay, I felt I needed to ensure that they had as easy access as possible to get here.”