VRT Tests, Driving Lessons to Resume

  Transport Malta has announced that The Legal Notice number 90 of 2020, published by the Superintendent for Public Health, in relation to the closure of VRT stations, has been amended. The new amendments allow VRT stations to perform tests in some cases, those which do not befall under the automatic annual licence extension. VRT stations […]

Malta’s drivers warned ‘just one’ drink is too many

rivers in Malta have been reminded of the risks of drinking and driving this Christmas and New Year. The latest festive awareness campaign from Transport Malta reinforces the message that when it comes to drink driving, ‘the best approach is none’. A Transport Malta spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘Unfortunately, a number take risks because they believe that […]

Malta’s longest traffic flyover is now open

Malta’s drivers are getting an early Christmas present. Fewer delays and shorter traffic jams have been promised after the opening of Malta’s longest flyover. The new road eliminates the need for traffic lights in Paola and drastically reduce congestion on the streets around Paola, Qormi, Albert Town and Luqa. Infrastructure Malta said it is the third […]

All you need to know about Malta’s new scooter rules

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Electric scooter riders in Malta could soon need a licence and insurance. The proposed new measures outlined by Transport Minister Ian Borg, who said that the number of scooters on Malta’s roads had soared in recent months. He said there needed to be a balance between encouraging their use and public safety. Dr Borg told […]

You could be fined for wearing flip-flops while driving

As the summer temperatures soar in Malta, many of us have been driving around in string vests and swimming shorts. Some even opt to wear flip-flops for their journey down to the supermarket – or else go entirely bare foot. But is this legal? Being in a car as temperatures soar is especially difficult, but […]

The 50 best places to swim in Malta this summer

Summer is here and that means it’s time to head to the beach. Malta has beaches for everyone, from windsurfers to sunbathers. Choose from golden sand, red sand, rocks, blue lagoons and even inland seas. Some beaches and rocky shores are off the beaten track, but worth seeking out for their seclusion. Don’t miss a […]

Plans for light railway in Malta move forward

Plans for a light railway network across Malta have moved a step forward. 89.7 Bay has revealed that Transport Malta has formally submitted an application to trademark the name ‘Metro Malta’. The legal paperwork was filed at the European Union Intellectual Property Office last week. The move came just hours after the Prime Minister said […]

Almost 300 Maltese roads to be upgraded this year

The latest €70 million upgrade of Malta’s roads has been hailed as ‘good news for families and motorists’. Another 170 streets across Malta are to be resurfaced and rebuilt over the next 12 months as part of the scheme, bringing the total number of roadworks this year to almost 300. Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg said […]

More of us than EVER are taking the bus in Malta

More than 53.4 million passengers travelled on Malta’s buses last year – an increase of 5.4 million on the year before. New figures show Malta Public Transport carried record numbers in 2018, with an increase in passengers of almost 12 per cent. The national bus operator’s general manager Konrad Pulé told 89.7 Bay: ‘We are […]

WATCH: Transport Malta launches Christmas road safety campaign

Malta’s drivers are being urged to ‘change their ways’ this Christmas. Transport Malta has launched a new festive road safety campaign, inspired by the novel ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens. The authority has produced a video, telling the story of a reckless motorist who is visited by a ghost and shown his bad driving habits. The road safety […]

Misery for drivers as floods hit Malta’s Coast Road

Police have urged motorists to drive with extra care after heavy rain sparked floods across parts of Malta and Gozo. Drivers were told to avoid the Coast Road near Kennedy Grove after floodwater transformed the recently-built roundabout near Salini Bay into a muddy swamp. Shocking photographs taken by 89.7 Bay listener Jacques Mizzi showed the extent of […]

How to make the most of Malta’s new car share service

More than 1,000 drivers have already signed up for Malta’s new car sharing service – less than a week after it was first announced on 89.7 Bay. GoTo Malta lets you use and share electric cars by parking them in specially designated spaces. Other motorists can then find and use the car via an mobile […]

All of Malta’s buses now have free wi-fi

Free wi-fi is available on Malta’s buses from this weekend. Every bus has been fitted with a wi-fi connection, offering free wireless internet for commuters across Malta. Daniel Grech from Malta Public Transport told 89.7 Bay: ‘Through our collaboration with Transport Malta, Malta Public Transport is pleased to offer more value and more convenience,without any extra charges for […]

Malta’s busiest road will be closed all day on Saturday

Malta’s busiest road will be closed all day on Saturday. The northbound carriageway of the Marsa-Hamrun Bypass, from the Marsa-Qormi flyover bridge to the Mriehel Bypass slip road and the Santa Venera tunnels, will shut from 2am on Saturday morning. Transport Malta said the closure was necessary for asphalt laying works as part of the road’s […]

Malta bus driver hailed a hero after dramatic fire

A Malta bus driver has been called a ‘hero’ after ushering passengers off his bus before it burst into flames. Eyewitnesses, including a number of tourists who were on the bus, praised his ‘quick-thinking’ as he calmly made sure everyone got off safely. Transport Malta also thanked the driver for his bravery. A spokesman told 89.7 […]

Dramatic scene as bus topples over in Attard

An investigation has been launched after a bus overturned in Attard. The accident happened on Mdina Road at around 11.30pm on Sunday night. Malta Police said there were no passengers on board and the driver was treated for shock. No other vehicles were involved. Malta Public Transport insisted safety was its number one priority. Horrible […]