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Colin Campbell has improved JUTC's service

Published:Tuesday | March 15, 2016 | 12:00 AMTHE EDITOR, Sir:
File Colin Campbell, managing director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company.

As I was reading the online version of The Sunday Gleaner of March 13, 2016, I came across a story indicating that Colin Campbell will not resign as managing director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC).

I am strongly of the view that Mr Campbell should not resign. Here is a man who is doing a good job.

I have to commute to work from Spanish Town to downtown Kingston from Monday to Friday each week. I have found the buses on this route reliable and the service efficient. The workers at the Spanish Town depot are courteous, always early for work, and very helpful. I must single out Mr Creary, who is a supervisor; he ensures that the lines are well kept and that commuters get to work on time. Though there are disagreements between him and the commuters at times, he continues to hold his ground.

Since Mr Campbell came on board, there has been noticeable structural and other improvement to the JUTC. Sometimes he is seen at the Spanish Town depot just overseeing things. I believe he has a sincere heart and wants the service of the JUTC to be exemplary and, more important, make money. He has come up with a quite a few initiatives in this regard.

I have always benefited from the Double Day promotion, and it helps me out tremendously. As a concerned Jamaican who wants to see the good of the country, it is my hope that we will recognise the sweat and energy of those who serve us well and who really put the country above self.

I'd like to take this opportunity also to commend the drivers who are honest and who continue to serve the commuting public.

Last, I want to see the JUTC move from strength to strength. May God bless the company, our country, and all those who continue to serve selflessly.