Saturday, May 18, 2024

Department of Transport

Use of Electric Motorcycles (Scooters) in Belize

The Department of Transport hereby advises all owners of electric motorcycles (scooters), that it is unlawful to operate such vehicles on any public road, unless the vehicle has been registered and licensed, and the driver is in possession of a valid driver’s license with the appropriate class to operate a motorcycle. Persons operating electric motorcycles (scooters) are also required to wear protective helmets and eye protectors.

Reintroduction of ADO and Fuente del Norte Operational Services in Belize

The Department of Transport announces Cabinet’s decision to approve the reintroduction of Fuente Del Norte and ADO bus services in Belize. Pre-pandemic, these bus companies offered premier services to Belizeans and international visitors transiting across the Guatemalan and Mexican border points, thereby improving Belize’s connectivity to the region.

GOB Strengthens Vehicle Fleet for First Responders and Highway Patrol

On October 17, 2022, the Ministry of Economic Development, through the Second Road Safety Project, partnered with Traksolutions Belize Ltd. to train municipal bodies and the Department of Transport on the usage of GPS tracking devices. The purpose of the training is to familiarise users with the capabilities and management of this dynamic device that will allow them to gather sensitive data.

Excessive Noise from Motor Vehicles

The Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy and Logistics through the Department of Transport hereby reminds owners and drivers of motor vehicles, particularly tractor trucks and motorcyclists, that operating such vehicles in a manner that causes excessive noise is prohibited. This is in accordance with regulations 128, 135, and 136 of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Regulations.

E-Governance and Digitalization Unit Supports Belize Motor Vehicle Registration and Licensing System

On June 23, 2021, the Government of Belize and the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) hosted an achievement and handing over ceremony for the Belize Motor Vehicle Licensing and Registration System (BMVRLS). In 2017, both countries designed the project for an integrated and national transport system for the Department of Transport.

Department of Transport Meets with Belize District Bus Operators

On June 21, 2021, the Department of Transport held a consultation with Haylock, Ramos, Serrano and Thomas bus companies, the four major bus shuttle operators servicing Ladyville, Los Lagos, and Lords Bank areas in the Belize District.

New Chief Transport Officer Appointed

The Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy and Logistics is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Dian Vasquez as the new Chief Transport Officer in the Department of Transport. Ms. Vasquez holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and master’s degrees from the Australian National University in Diplomacy and Environmental Management and Development. She has experience in policy planning, research, and management.

Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy and Logistics Launches Public Transportation Reform Project

The Ministry of Public Utilities, Energy and Logistics via a Technical Cooperation with the Inter- American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of South Korea has commenced the Public Transport Reform Project (BL-T1115) with a focus on capacity building.