The transportation stress and roads
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March 28, 2024
The transportation stress and roads

EDITOR: There has never been another time in our history when we had more vehicles on our roads than now. This is a sign of a bit of progress in our society.

Our government is largely about progress and development. However, there are two reasons why the current administration might not be placed back there by the Vincentian people in the next elections. One is their failure to fix the roads in this country after being in office for so many terms, and the other their inability to improve the public transport system. Everyone is watching this for too long.

There has been so much talk about this and its almost a national joke now how they will fix roads half way when election times are upon the nation. The number of times area representatives make promises to residents in local areas and set dates but fail to deliver is long past angering to many citizens. Imagine every single time one leaves their homes and comes back its stone, gravel and potholes. This is the reality for many Vincentians. An administration in office for so long failing to remedy this is concerning.

Vehicle damage and wear and tear, coupled with heavier vehicle import demands [have] not been a good combination facing private car owners in particular.

This time around, people are already used to the feting and big music and entertainment shows that characterize election campaigns. That game has to be lifted. A big cross section of this nation is bored and will no longer have that part of their intelligences insulted. Voting on emotional highs is getting tired for many. Vincentians today are more aware as to what a high standard of public life should look like.

The attempts to stop lewd and loud music in minivans is still not being properly enforced and the continued accidents show how the over packing and speeding continues despite some improvements. Vincentians are now at a place where they need these to be replaced by better. People want their own individual seats in an air conditioned bus with their personal space intact. We still see no plan in sight for this. And with the increase in crime and in particular gun violence, security on public transportation is yet to become a priority.

It is going to be some interesting days ahead on Vincy roads.


Sheldon Bramble