'Bad driving causing JUTC bus stoning'
A member of the public transportation community has put forward the theory that Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses are being stoned by persons angry about the bad driving by its employees.
President of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services, Egerton Newman, posited the theory while speaking yesterday on Real Business on Power 106 FM.
Newman also dismissed assertions that the vandalism was being carried out by members of the public transport sector:
The JUTC's Managing Director, Paul Abrahams, has disclosed that, since the start of the year, the JUTC has recorded 81 instances of bus stoning.
He further disclosed that over the last four years there were 237 incidents, costing the JUTC approximately $50 million to undertake repairs.
The state-owned bus company has partnered with Crime Stop to offer a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of persons behind the stoning of its buses.