UPDATED: Red light for Romeich's branded bus
Earlier this month, Romeich Entertainment added transportation to its string of businesses by putting a Coaster bus on the road to operate as a public-passenger vehicle.
The announcement was made by the businessman via his Instagram page. In that post, Romeich showed off the heavily decorated bus, which displayed the faces of his entertainers Shenseea, Ding Dong and Escobar. It was revealed that the bus would be plying the Half-Way Tree to Stony Hill route.
Communications and customer services manager at the Transport Authority, Petra-Kene Williams told THE STAR that although the law doesn't require all coster buses to be painted in yellow, permission should be granted for any markings to be on any bus operating as a public-passenger vehicle. She then revealed that no permission was granted for the markings on the above-mentioned bus, and a meeting was held just last week where that information was relayed to the owners.
Williams said certain breaches were observed by the TA's operations team earlier this month.
THE STAR contacted Romeich Major, the owner of the bus, but he declined to comment.
EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that the Transport Authority ordered that the bus cease operating as a public-passenger vehicle. However, no such order was made. We regret the error.