December 23, 2017
Hagåtña – There are 11 working Guam Regional Transit Authority vehicles today, an improvement from the 4 working vehicles at the agency a little more than two weeks ago.
The increasing number of buses comes after Governor Eddie Baza Calvo tasked Eric Palacios, Environment and Infrastructure Advisor, and Jose Quinata, Chief Planner of Dept. of Parks and Recreation, to assess the situation at GRTA, proffer solutions, and assist GRTA in executing the changes.
Just three weeks ago, GRTA had 1 bus for fixed routes and 3 para transit buses. Today, there are 5 fixed route buses and 6 para transit buses. Additionally, there are 4 buses undergoing repair. A maintenance contract is in its final stages of review.
“We are finalizing a comprehensive maintenance plan and I am confident that it will address a permanent solution of keeping an adequate number of buses on the road,” Palacios said. “Once that is finished, it will be sent to the General Services Agency to go out to bid. GSA has been a big help and we will continue working towards solutions.”
Jose Quinata said while more work is needed, they have made strides forward.
“There has been a lot of help in the process, from GRTA and GSA staff to get the improvements we see today,” Quinata said. “We will continue our efforts to build up our mass transit system.”

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