The Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) has confirmed the bus featuring in viral videos in social media made by one of its drivers, was stolen by that employee, and a probe has been launched into the incident.
In an official statement on the matter, PTSC notes that the incident followed implementation of a new policy directive at the company.
The full text of the statement from PTSC, follows…
PTSC RESPONDS TO VIDEOS CIRCULATING ON SOCIAL MEDIA
The Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) wishes to address the disturbing videos circulating on social media that emanated from a PTSC Bus Driver who, without authorization, drove one of our buses out of the Port of Spain compound on May 11th, 2020.
Preliminary reports have so far revealed that the bus was stolen from the PTSC’s Port-of- Spain Depot. In fact, it was this said driver who took the bus, exited the Port of Spain compound and proceeded to drive along City Gate in a westerly direction, returning the bus to the PTSC compound a few minutes thereafter.
The Corporation views these actions as mischievous and malicious as we believe that the driver sought to vent his displeasure over a recently instituted change in our operations. This change was implemented to improve the on-time departure of all our early morning services leaving Port of Spain.
The PTSC assures the public that this matter is being fully investigated and any gaps identified in our processes will be quickly addressed. The serious nature of this breach requires us to report the matter forthwith to the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service who will conduct its own investigation.
We are always seeking ways to improve the service we offer to our loyal commuters and we urge all stakeholders of the PTSC to work with us as we move our nation forward via a safe and reliable service.