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DPW can't find bus maintenance records

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by Nick Delgado

Guam - It's a long road to recovery for the Department of Public Works' Bus Operations Division.  That was painfully evident during Wednesday night's oversight hearing, as senators weren't buying some of the excuses from DPW's bus superintendent, Frank Taitano.

Senator Tom Ada said, "I had asked you for maintenance records for eight buses for the past twenty four months," to which Taitano replied, "We can't seem to locate maintenance records the supervisor that there is on light duty and he's been in and out of work."

Senator Ada wasn't sure if purchasing new buses was a good idea at this time, because if DPW can't keep maintenance records, he's not confident that it would be able to maintain buses. Ada said he's heard instances where some buses hadn't even received oil changes in three years.  

Meanwhile, as a result of the leasing of ten private buses, the Department of Education has seen better response in terms of dropoffs, but still sees significant delays in pickups from school. DPW meanwhile is waiting for parts to arrive.

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