After 2,365 people completed the Government survey for the Green Paper on Transportation, the Ministry of Transport is moving to the next phase gauging public feedback in the lead up to formulating new policies.

The Transport Survey also garnered direct input from 70 stakeholders. The next phase includes local environmentalists, community leaders, other stakeholders and members of the public who completed the survey.

Extremely pleased with the number of people who took time out to complete survey, estimated to take about 15 minutes, Transport Minister Walter Roban said: “It has to be one of the most successful online surveys run by the Government and consultation has reached out even further.

“We are determined to get a broad understanding of public wishes before embarking on any plan to change the state of transportation in Bermuda. But something must be done and we expect to begin making substantive changes this year to improve the quality of life in Bermuda with regard to transportation.

“Before we move on to another exciting phase of this initiative, it is important that I convey how grateful I am that so many took the 15 to 20 minutes necessary to participate in this important survey.

“Bermuda faces a litany of challenges when it comes to transportation. And the Government may propose a series of changes that will alter some aspects of how any of us get from point A to B in the future.

“But right now we are listening and we will continue to do that with a survey planned for students, and, another forum that will allow public input.”

Tourism industry stakeholders and visitors also gave their input, to be considered by the Transport Planning Team, in addition to a several written submissions.

The Ministry will also be making decisions shortly directly related to the relatively new minicars on our roads and Bermuda’s minibuses.