Sunday, June 02 2013 @ 03:37 PM EDT
Contributed by: Anonymous
The first accident was registered on May 4th at 4:48 p.m. between a Metro Bus and a dump truck in in Las Lajas, San Miguelito. That day, 10 passengers were slightly injured.
The other incident left five users injured and it took place last Thursday at the Coastal Band. This collision involved two Metro Buses.
Both accidents brought concern to different groups who defend the rights of public transportation users.
For the representative of the Foundation for the Protection of the Public Transportation Users, Esperanza Mena, the Metro Bus was a project sold by the Government as a system that would provide a quality service; however, this is not happening.
Proofs of this, according to the leader, are the 15 people injured, which, even though they only suffered minor injuries, is still an alarming situation.
Mena recalled the cases of Albertina Poveda and Dr. Sandra Platero, who have been affected by the new transportation system without the company Mi Bus being responsible of their situation.
THEY QUESTION THEIR TRAINING
According to Mena, the accidents involving Metro Buses make them doubt about the training received by the users hired in the company.
In this regard, the representative of the users, before the Directive Board of the Transit Authority and Land Transportation (ATTT), Lucia Perea, called for the company Mi Bus to hire drivers who don’t have a record of traffic violations.
Perea, who also belongs to the Association of Public Transportation Users, Movement of October 23, said there are operators who have the same behavior of those drivers who operated the Red Devils.
Facing the incidents recorded last May, the ATTT and Mi Bus reported both cases are under investigation.
According to the source, if a Traffic Judge determines that the operators are guilty in any way, they will be sanctioned.
Regarding the accusations from the representatives of the users on the mismanagement of the operators, spokesmen reported they have invested one million 700 thousand hours in training their employees through programs offered by the INADEH and the company itself.
Mi Bus assured they will always make sure to provide the appropriate care in the case there are injured people. (Siglo)