NROCC boss wants system to catch toll cheats
Ivan Anderson, the Managing Director of the National Road Operating and Construction Company (NROCC), says a system needs to be introduced to allow toll operators to recover fees from motorists who use the highways without paying.
Anderson says it remains an ongoing challenge to collect from these persons.
The issue is predominantly on the East-West Toll, which runs from St Andrew to Clarendon.
He explains that oftentimes road users piggyback on other motorists to bypass paying the toll.
He says a dedicated police team works with the toll operator to pursue the toll cheats, but he says it’s difficult to recover the money.
Anderson says a system that would identify and penalise these persons is needed to help the toll operator recover revenue.
The NROCC boss was speaking at the recent sitting of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee.
He told the meeting that the state agency in collaboration with the toll operator is looking at ways to boost usage of the toll road.
Among the options being exploded are cashless toll booths and special rates.