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JUTC's plans to charge passengers paying with cash more put on hold

Published:Wednesday | March 16, 2016 | 3:51 PM

The state-run Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has put plans to charge passengers who pay with cash a higher bus fare on hold.

In January, the JUTC announced that come April persons who pay with cash will have to pay a fare of $120.

The company said persons who use the JUTC smarter card will continue to benefit from the current fare of $100.

However, JUTC Marketing and Communications Manager, Clinton Clarke, says arising from the change in administration the management of the bus company took the decision to put the plans on hold. 

Clarke says the matter is under evaluation and the public will be informed when a final decision is made.

Nevertheless, he says the JUTC is still encouraging users to obtain and use smarter cards.

 

JUTC Marketing and Communications Manager, Clinton Clarke

The JUTC has been on a drive to get passengers to limit their use of cash on its buses.