MONTEGO BAY – The new transport centre in Falmouth, which is to be constructed by the Trelawny Parish Council at a cost of approximately $8 million, should be in place within two weeks.
Mayor of Falmouth, Councillor Collin Gager, told JIS NEWS that the new facility will be constructed along Thorpe Street, between the Fire Station and the HEART Academy, and should help reduce traffic congestion in the town. He noted that while the facility will initially be used as a transportation centre, it will be converted into a private parking facility when a new market and transportation centre is constructed.
“This transportation centre is something that is in demand right now; we are sorry that we are just starting off, because this should have been done a long time ago,” the Mayor stated.
He noted that the property has already been acquired and cleared, and preparatory work started.
“Lights will be put in place, bathroom facilities will be there, water will be available on this site, the place will be properly marked, bus sheds will be built, vending stalls will be properly built and organized, they will have branding from special companies…it will be one of the best transportation centres, right now,” he predicted.
He appealed to transport operators in Falmouth to be patient with the Council, in terms of temporary facilities, as every effort is being made to provide a first class parking area. Checks with some transport operators in the town revealed an eagerness for the new facility, as the current, temporary arrangements are inadequate.
CONTACT: Bryan Miller
JIS Regional Office