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Full roll out of concessionary cashless system this Sunday, says JUTC

Published:Friday | September 5, 2014 | 12:54 PM

Jerome Reynolds, Staff Reporter



KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Managing Director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Colin Campbell says it should be all systems go this Sunday when the bus company fully rolls out its cashless system for concessionary passengers.




Campbell says the JUTC is to conduct an assessment today to determine how many persons have obtained SMARTR Cards.



He says the collection machines on JUTC buses will also be upgraded.



The JUTC Managing Director says up to yesterday morning a total of 140,000 persons had obtained cards.



Concessionary passengers must have smarter cards if they are to benefit from a reduced bus fare.



Students and the disabled are charged $30 to ride on the JUTC while senior citizens pay a fare of $40.



However, those without smarter cards will have to pay the adult fare of $120.



The JUTC Managing Director says the bus company will be sticking to its Sunday deadline for concessionary passengers to obtain SMARTER Cards.



There have been long lines and chaotic scenes at JUTC offices as commuters rush to get the smarter cards.



The JUTC Managing Director says the company is doing its best to ease the lengthy wait and the turnaround time for the cards.



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