I have already mentioned how many times Malta is a small country.. Its surface area is 237 km² and its population is 400 thousand. Here is very small country.
As a matter of fact, the country is so small that there is not much traffic or transportation problem. You are wrong if you think you can go everywhere on foot.
There are only buses as a public transportation option in Malta. Not much, but it was used by buses that are still very old until 2011 (but the Maltas still can not forget), now in the category of antiques, where you can see a photo below.
In 2011, someone from the old government said that they do not like the buses and agreed with the British Arriva company. They brought big buses to this narrow street country.
At first glance, these busses seem to help the island’s mass transit but It is actually crowded in traffic to the island and has not brought anything else from slowness. Due to the narrowness of some intersections, the bus is going to return to the city and is waiting for it. Hundreds of cars lined up behind it start stealing their horns.
This deputy did not listen to the objections, until the passengers in the 2 of the bellow buses burned to the side. These technically flawed buses have been removed from the traffic and Not too old but still using buses dating from the 1970s.
No one living on the island was happy with Arriva’s service because 4 buses per hour only 1 bus was required to go. All of the drivers were rude to each other. Tourists living in Malta had to pay twice as much money as those living in Malta to use the buses.
In January 2014, the new government broke the deal with Arriva and took on the transport business themselves. There has not been much change in service, but at least Malatian and non-Malatian pay the same fee.
One year later, in January 2015, the government agreed with the Spanish bus company named Autobuses Urbanos de León and handed over the transportation business to them.
No bad comments have been made about this company for now. Their promises to double the bus fleet and be on time stops.
We can all hope that they will fulfill their promises.