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UWI Guild VP urges students to support subsidised bus service

Published:Tuesday | September 9, 2014 | 11:10 AM
University of the West Indies Mona campus. - File
Guild vice-president O'Shane Reid. - Contributed photo

Thousands of students who commute to the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) are to benefit from a bus service launched to transport them to school at a subsidised rate.

“We are trying to get as many commuting students as possible to support this system instead of choosing alternative routes,” says O'Shane Reid, Guild vice-president.

About 15,000 students attend the UWI, Mona, the majority of whom, travel to the St Andrew-based institution, daily.

He adds that the system operates at a subsidised cost to ease the economic burden on students especially with the recent fare increase for Jamaica Urban Transit Company buses.

The bus system transports students to and from the campus from Duhaney Park, Harbour View, Spanish Town and sections of Portmore.

According to a release from the guild, the cost to travel to Duhaney Park and Harbour View is $140, Spanish Town is $150.

All Portmore routes cost $170.

The Portmore routes include Greater Portmore, Gregory Park, Monza and 20 Route.

The UWI Mona Guild says it has partnered with Jamaica Co-operative Automobile and Limousine Tours Ltd to provide the service.

The buses pick-up in the mornings at 6 a.m. at the various locations and leave the Mona campus at 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:3 0p.m. Mondays to Fridays.

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