Airport Project Jobs And Cost Of New Buses

March 11, 2018

The value of the contract for the four buses is $1,004,515 [plus shipping and duty] and Bermudians provided 1043 mandays of labour out of a total of 1398 at the Airport Redevelopment Project for January 2018.

This was stated by Minister of Transport & Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban in response to Parliamentary Questions asked by Shadow Minister of Tourism and Transport Leah Scott.

When asked the number of Bermudians currently employed at the airport in the Airport Redevelopment Project and Bermuda Skyport Corporation, and a breakdown of the areas where they are employed, the Minister replied, “Mandays is the standardised reporting format for a transient type of work which provides an accurate summation of work completed.

“For January 2018, Bermudians provided 1043 mandays of labour out of a total of 1398 mandays of labour at the Airport Redevelopment Project. The breakdown of mandays is split between 124 staff and 919 craftsman.

“Skyport operates the airport and in this capacity it employs 48 management and staff, of which 44 are Bermudians or spouses of Bermudians. Skyport’s employees cover airport operations, finance, commercial, administration, maintenance and technical areas.”

When asked the aggregate cost of the four buses recently delivered, as well as the costs of any new buses on order, the Minister replied, “The Department of Public Transportation has had only one new bus, out of the four on order,delivered as of this date.

“The value of the contract for the four buses is EUR 814,560 or $1,004,515 [plus shipping and duty]. Those are the buses for which a contract is signed.

The Parliamentary Questions & Answers follow below [PDF here]:

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  1. Sherbet man says:

    Why didn’t you include shipping and duty in the cost lol….dummies

    • Onion Juice says:

      More information then we got from de one term party.

      • Ok says:

        These jobs also provide from the last term? Lol

      • Anbu says:

        Yes the one term party that got more done in that “1term” than the whole terms of pee el pee combined. Nice try tho bie

    • Family Man says:

      That would have required a level of mathematics beyond the ability of the average graduate. Kind of like getting the conversion between centimeters and inches wrong so now we have a spanky new bus that’s too big for our roads.

    • The real Terry says:

      Sherbet Man Agree with you 100% or maybe Mr. Roban or someone else is paying for duty and shipping, and not the taxpayer. Why are they including duty anyway?

    • hmmm says:

      Why would government pay duty when it would just go back to them anyway? The money would just do a complete circle. Doesn’t make sense to me. That’s like taking $10 out of my wallet and handing it back to myself. Lol

      • jt says:

        My thought exactly. Seems strange.

        • Ringmaster says:

          Are the next 3 buses built to the same specs – too big? Why does Bermuda feel it has to have custom built buses when off the shelf will be cheaper to buy, and likely to maintain? Perhaps they’re smaller which is good/ like large minibuses. You only need the large buses at peak times and can use smaller during the day. Less costs ans less wear and tear on the full size buses so they can get proper maintenance.

          • nerema says:

            If they don’t have 1000 watt 10-speaker sound systems and spinning wheel hubs no self-respecting Bermudian will drive them.

  2. Spanner breath says:

    Well done once again.
    Thanks voters!

  3. I see says:

    Soooo the Airport was a good deal then for Bermudains

  4. Zevon says:

    So the airport is already providing employment to Bermudians, Something else for the PLP to take credit for.

  5. Triangle Drifter says:

    Add another $100,000 each for shipping & duty. Don’t forget the cost of local preparations, like placing the token stand where it is comfy for the driver to rest his hand while driving one handed. Then there is the cost of 2 months of no use while the local preparations are being done.

    All totalled each bus must be up around the $400,000 mark before the first passenger steps aboard. Well done PTB. Great management.

  6. Oh really says:

    And the funds are coming from where??? The day will come when government are NOT able to meet payroll requirements. Then the people will understand the importance of economics which clearly this government does not take serious.

    • Wahoo juice says:

      They are living in the moment…we in trouble you especially OJ you think you are bad off now? Just wait dun…..just wait.

    • Iabingi says:

      We’ll all go fishing

    • Anonymous says:

      That day has been coming for years. What did they do? Borrow money over and over again and thats why we find ourselves almost 3 billion dollars in debt.

  7. Spanner breath says:

    Looking closer and closer until the Chinese flag is flying.

  8. puzzled says:

    How to screw the people without intercourse.

    Best of luck children.
    The Isles of Suckrocks

  9. Warlord2 says:

    Dum and Dumber III

  10. Nabba Jabba Ding Dong Baby Daddy says:

    Duty for us is

  11. Nabba Jabba Ding Dong Baby Daddy says:

    100% first ten thousand
    150%all after…
    They take a loan we have to pay…they pay themselves that duty….
    What they do with that money after is anyone’s guess or supposition…one thing is clear…it doesn’t go for maintenance .
    These buses will run for a while then no doubt park and rust.
    Your own fleas bite hardest.