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JUTC's traffic-blocking experiment leaves commuters peeved

Published: Thursday October 24, 2013 | 10:46 am Comments 0
JUTC busses.  File
JUTC busses. File
Highway traffic buildup.  File photo
Highway traffic buildup. File photo

Tameka Gordon, Gleaner Writer

Commuters travelling on the Mandela Highway this morning were left peeved after being stuck in traffic for hours.


Several commuters complained of being late for work as the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) undertook a planned dry run of the JUTC bus lane along Mandela Highway.

Motorist contended with bumper-to-bumper traffic as they exited the St Catherine leg of Highway 2000.

The traffic buildup extended unto Washington Boulevard.

In a release the ministry said the dry run would run from 6 a.m to 9 a.m. and is for one day only.

SEE: Mandela bus lane trial on

The dry run is intended to facilitate a three-month trial by the JUTC which gets underway on November 1 and will see the JUTC buses travelling along the the westbound lanes of the dual carriageway in a designated bus lane.

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