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JUTC boasts $16.8m revenue intake after two-day private operators strike

Published: Saturday December 7, 2013 | 8:01 pm Comments 0
JUTC says it dispatched a record 383 buses and collected $16.8 million in revenues over the two-day period this week when private bus operators withdrew their services. - File
JUTC says it dispatched a record 383 buses and collected $16.8 million in revenues over the two-day period this week when private bus operators withdrew their services. - File

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it dispatched a record 383 buses and collected $16.8 million in revenues over the two-day period this week when private bus operators withdrew their services.

And the state-owned bus company says it saw an increase in ridership of over 44,000 in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region over the two days.

Private bus operators parked their vehicle on Thursday and Friday to protest the JUTCís decision to rationalise its sub-franchise operations, leaving thousands of commuters stranded in the Corporate Area and sections of St Catherine.

However, JUTCís marketing and communication manager Clinton Clarke said the companyís improved performance over the two days is an indication of the impact that illegal operators are having on its viability.

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