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Public transportation road licences special ends next Friday - Authority

Published:Saturday | January 7, 2017 | 1:33 AM

The Transport Authority is reminding prospective operators of public transportation that the special offer of 5,719 road licences will close next Friday.

The offer which was made on November 1, 2016, included 435 Hackney Carriages, 200 Rural Stage Carriages, 5,034 Route Taxi, 50 Contract Carriage and 20 newly created routes.

It is geared at satisfying the increasing demand for public transportation services in Jamaica.

Meanwhile, the Authority is advising persons who have taken advantage of the special offer and who qualify for the three month waiver of road licences fees that, they will receive two road licences.

The first will be issued upon approval and will expire on March 31, 2017. 

The second, which expires March 31, 2018, will be issued to them, upon expiration of the first licence and will be at no additional cost. 

The Transport Authority urges persons operating public transportation services without the requisite road licences to ensure they legalise their services to avoid prosecution.