Toll rate increase reprieve for North South Highway
Motorists using the Jamaica North South Highway have been granted a reprieve on the proposed toll rate increase that were scheduled to take effect on Saturday, September 9.
The Transport Minister made the announcement this afternoon, a day after he met with the operators of the North South Highway to discuss the decision to hike the toll rates to the maximum level in keeping with the provisions of the concession agreement.
Henry said while it is important that the investors recoup their investment over time, it was also very important that motorists can afford to use the highway.
According to him, many motorists would reject the increase and this would increase the risk of losing customers.
Henry said the Board of Management of the Jamaica North South Highway in China has agreed to withhold the increase for the rest of this year.
Instead, some rates will be rounded up or down to the nearest $50 or $100.
This means that some motorists will pay less.