Malta Public Transport is investing €9 million on 40 new buses.
They’ll be fitted with free wi-fi and USB charging ports to allow passengers to stay online during their journeys, as well as low flooring and extra luggage space.
Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg said the island’s modern bus fleet now stands at 435, the majority of which are fitted with the latest Euro 6 engines to help protect the environment.
He told 89.7 Bay: ‘These new buses will continue to improve the efficiency of our public transport system.
‘We wanted to make sure that the new buses are up to date with the current standards, such as having such facilities makes the prospect of using public transport more appealing.
‘In order to start fixing the traffic congestion problem, we need to educate young people to use public transport, to use buses on daily basis rather than driving their personal car.’
He said more than 36 million passengers used Malta’s buses last year – the equivalent of around 150,000 people per day.
June was the busiest month of 2019 so far, with more than 5 million passengers choosing to take the bus in Malta and Gozo.