JUTC fare increase likely

Published: Saturday | December 15, 2012 Comments 0
Davies
Davies

Transport Minister Dr Omar Davies says he is satisfied that the state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) can justify its request for an increase in bus fares. Speaking yesterday during a press conference at his ministry, Davies said the increase should take effect "early next year" after Cabinet considers the JUTC's request.

In his first meeting with the new JUTC board of directors in March, Davies gave the assurance that he would not entertain a request for a fare increase until the company "could demonstrate tangible improvements".

Yesterday, the transport minister said he was happy with what he has seen so far.

Davies and officials at the JUTC have declined to discuss the level of increase being sought.

However, JUTC chairman, the Reverend Garnett Roper, told The Gleaner that it was less than the $131 for adults and $40 for concession fares that were recommended by the Office of Utilities Regulations in 2010.


Share |

The comments on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of The Gleaner.
The Gleaner reserves the right not to publish comments that may be deemed libelous, derogatory or indecent. Please keep comments short and precise. A maximum of 8 sentences should be the target. Longer responses/comments should be sent to "Letters of the Editor" using the feedback form provided.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Top Jobs

View all Jobs

Videos