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THE MINI-BUS TIMETABLE
Transportation is an essential tool in this modern day and age. In many areas, transportation timetables are provided for members of the public to make things easier for them when preparing their travel schedule. In Suva City, bus timetables are known to the travelling public. However, for the minibuses they only leave their base in Suva when all seats are taken up. BTL understands that there is no timetable for minibuses to depart from Suva for the West. However, in Lautoka, minibus operators have their timetable and passengers are well aware of this. When it is departure time for a minibus, it leaves the base in Lautoka even though they may have one, two or three passengers. Realistically, in Suva the minibus operators should draw a departure timetable, similar to their colleagues who operate from Lautoka.
It is advisable that there is enough ink in the E-transport machines in buses so that receipts can be printed out clearly. BTL has seen faded receipts being printed by the machines in some buses in Labasa, obviously due to there being insufficient ink. Since people need to know how much money they have left in their cards to travel by bus, it is important that the receipts issued to them are printed clearly. Food for thought for some bus operators.