Ramish and Leela
Saturday, 13 January 2018 16:30

Yellow School Buses Are Not The Same As Maxi Taxis Hired By The Education Ministry

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

The Private School Transport Service is not the same service as maxi taxis hired by the Ministry of Education to take students to and from their educational institutes. 

What's the difference?

Well one is funded in full by Government and the other has a fee attached to it for use.

The Private School Transport Association of Trinidad and Tobago (PSTATT) is today making the clarification as it says misleading media reports have used both terms interchangeably and as a result parents are now refusing to pay the fee for the service.

The Association explained there are several indicators that can separate private school buses and maxi taxis. For one, and perhaps most obvious, private school transports are by law required to be painted yellow. They’re also required to have the words School Bus and an assigned number displayed clearly on the sides, front and rear of the vehicle.

The Association is also refuting reports that Government has outstanding monies due to them as it again made the distinction that the Ministry in no way financially supports them.


And the Ministry of Education has begun a review of the service of school transportation in a bid to eliminate wastage.
A release from the Ministry states that the action comes after alarming figures from its initial investigation showed it was paying for some 34,000 seats monthly however less than 12,000 students were benefitting from the program.

The 34,000 seat bill which translates to 50 million dollars annually has been in place for the past ten years.

The Ministry said this annual subvention must be reduced.

The PTSC system currently services 67 primary and 90 secondary schools.

Read 2026 times Last modified on Saturday, 13 January 2018 19:06
  • Press Releases
We may be over seven thousand miles away from the host of this year's World Cup - Russia but that did not stop fans of
The Defence Force and Central FC will battle for a place in the First Citizens Cup finals. The Army defeated Morvant
National Senior Men's Football Team Coach, Dennis Lawrence, visited his alma mater, Barataria North Secondary, on
In some table tennis news, Catherine Spicer is back as Solo National Singles Champion after knocking off close rival,
San Juan Jabloteh have been named Flow Youth Pro League Club of the Year for the fourth year running. But Kent
The stage is set for two tricky Semi-Finals in the First Citizens Cup tournament set for the Hasely Crawford Stadium in
  • 1
  • 2