Update On Bus Schedule, Rosters & Night Work

February 13, 2019

“The Department of Public Transportation [DPT] and Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] have reached agreement on the new Bus Operator rosters, and the definition of Night Work to allow implementation of the new 2019 Bus Schedule to proceed”, according to a spokesperson.

“On 11 January 2019, Representatives from the Ministry of Tourism & Transport, DPT, and the BIU met to discuss concerns over the scheduling of Night Work for the 2019 Bus Schedule; in particular the high concentration of night work in twelve of the eighty rosters.

“As a result of this meeting, it was agreed that a DPT Operations team comprising of select management and staff, would revise the rosters to improve the distribution of night work. This exercise was successfully completed to the benefit of Bus Operators and the Supervisory Team.

“With the scheduling of night work a longstanding issue, DPT and BIU representatives have now agreed on a definition for night work, and will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding to provide assurance and clarity for Bus Operators and Management. This will also aid in the development of future work rosters.

“At today’s meeting of the BIU Bus Operators and Allied Workers Division, the membership accepted the revised rosters and agreed to implement the new bus schedule. The implementation work is now underway and a start date for the new schedule will be announced in due course.”

Minister of Tourism and Transport Zane DeSilva said, “I want to congratulate the team at DPT and the BIU for their collaboration and commitment to resolving this challenging issue in the interest of advancing the new bus schedule.

“Scheduling and completing the work rosters has been a challenging task, and now despite a delay, I am pleased to announce that we are on the verge of implementing the new bus schedule.”

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  1. chocolate coins says:

    The only way the Bermuda Buses will work as they should is to make it Private and get rid of the biu.

  2. Sandgrownan says:

    Oh well done, so very well done. How many years did it take?

    Clueless – couldn’t run a piss up in a brewery

  3. Trump supporter says:

    And still not complete, according to the last sentence on the verge. Milk it some more.

  4. Dumddumb says:

    And yet they still get congratulated by DeSilva. For doing what? You couldn’t make this up

  5. Jt says:

    Yhe more ti.es you agree the more times you get congratulated.
    So does a new summer bus schedule now need to be agreed to?

  6. Triangle Drifter says:

    Blah, blah, blah, & still no start date. 17 years & still nothing. Privatise it & you will likely have a smooth running bus service with the riders first in mind in less than 17 weeks.

  7. Bill says:

    So you spend close to $2 million to have an individual from overseas create a schedule that you could not accomplish.

    Now you have to go to the union to see if the drivers will accept it??

    Welcome to la la land.

  8. question says:

    This is their idea of an efficient successful implementation.

  9. Stevie says:

    Summer schudle starts in 10 weeks. What a waste.

  10. Warrior says:

    Please include in the schedule lunch hour times. Waiting for a bus to make an appointment and the one you need to catch does not come and so you wait for next one…. HELLO!!!! that one doesn’t come either and let’s not talk about connecting buses once your bus does come. Walking is good for you someone said.