When the passenger rail service was restarted under the previous administration, it has hailed as a good move , with thousands of Jamaicans turning out to see the trains and lend their support for the service. Now just six months into his role as Minister of Transport, Dr Davis has warned of the imminent closure of the service sighting losses of just over $$2m per month.
Rather than trying to get more person to ride the train, which is not only safer but highly more efficient mover of passengers and user of diesel fuel, the government appears set to shutdown this service.
If the support is not their after marketing efforts and continues to rack up losses, then surely I would support that move, but I am not under the impression that this minister has done anything to promote the service since he has been in office and that his move could be seen as a purely political one.
Watch the video and listen to the comments of the people of Jamaica.
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