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Broward County Transit Selected as a Model for Operations in Barbados

Broward County Transit (BCT) hosted a high-level delegation from the public transportation authority of Barbados that was visiting South Florida to learn about the most up-to-date advances in bus dispatch and traffic control, route scheduling, safety and security techniques and vehicle maintenance and repair. The Barbadian government is restructuring its public transit system.

Chris Walton, director of Broward County Transportation Department, led the tour. BCT, with bus operations in Dania Beach and Pompano Beach, is the second largest public transit system in Florida and provides services to parts of Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

“We appreciate the opportunity to showcase BCT operations to the Barbados Transport Authority,” Walton said. “The visiting delegation admired the technology we use to track our buses and the maintenance of our vehicles … [and] expressed interest in adopting similar technology as they modernize and expand bus service in their country.”

Barbados Transport Authority Director Alex Linton said his agency’s goals are to “increase efficiency, expand bus service via private tours to bring in more revenue, upgrade our vehicle maintenance program and offer more advertising space on our vehicles.”

Participants in the Barbados Transport Authority’s visit to BCT, from left: Alex Linton, Barbados Transport Authority director; James Fourcade, BCT director of maintenance; Michael Lashley, Barbados minister of transportation; Abdul Pandor, Barbados Transport Authority chairman; Colin Mayers, Barbados consul general; Corwin Gibbs, BCT director of bus operations; and Chris Walton, director of Broward County Transportation.

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