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JUTC says some children abusing 'free ride' stipulation

Published:Saturday | February 7, 2015 | 9:29 AM

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is reporting widespread attempts to abuse its decision that children who find it difficult to pay their fares should not be put off its buses.



The company says it has received reports that groups of up to as many as ten students have been boarding JUTC buses claiming that they have no money.



The JUTC says these children then tell staff that the company had announced they should not be put off the bus if they are unable to pay.



It says the behaviour has surfaced mainly on Routes Number six and 97.



However, the JUTC says these persons are deliberately misconstruing what the company said in a letter to the press.



The JUTC says at no time should it be interpreted that the company was saying that students or anyone else could just enter a bus, claim to have no Smarter Card or money and then expect to ride free.



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