As a form of saying thank you to its loyal passengers for their support over the last 50 years, the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) is offering free bus rides all day long tomorrow.
So said acting general manager of PTSC, Carl Ramdeo. He said that by an Act of Parliament the PTSC came into being on June 7, 1965 and tomorrow they would be celebrating 50 years of existence.
He added: "We will like to celebrate with the nation on this significant milestone so we will be asking patrons to board our efficient service with no tickets on the day.
"We are calling the day 'Thank you travellers day.' People will be able to access the buses from the first trip early in the morning until the final one in the night.
"We have kept up to date and relevant with transport in this country and just recently we launched 36 CNG buses with the environment in mind.
"We at PTSC are very concerned over our country's carbon footprint and hence we decided to make the move to CNG," Ramdeo said.
He boasted of the corporation's "enviable record in terms of safety."
The establishment of the PTSC arose out of the report of a working party on bus transport in T&T appointed by government on November 21, 1964.
As a result of its findings on December 2, 1964, the then government decided that public (or state) ownership of the bus transport industry should take effect from January 1, 1965.
The Public Transport Service Corporation came into being on May 1, 1965 as a result of the Transport Service Act 2 of that year..