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JUTC’s park-and-ride service support disappointing so far

Published: Tuesday December 24, 2013 | 8:43 am Comments 0
JUTC says at least 43 extra buses could be rolled out this Christmas.
JUTC says at least 43 extra buses could be rolled out this Christmas.

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says at least 43 extra buses could be rolled out to facilitate people doing Christmas Eve shopping.

The JUTC normally operates 350 buses throughout the Kingston Metropolitan Region.

However, Marketing and Communications Manager at the JUTC, Clinton Clarke, says the number could rise to 393 as the day progresses.

He says the company will be having buses operating into tomorrow morning.

Clarke says the JUTC is disappointed with the support from commuters for the park-and-ride service which comes to an end today.

The service was introduced to ease congestion in the city during the busy Christmas holiday period.

Shuttle buses are made available to holiday shoppers from the parking area at Kings House to the Half-Way Tree Transport Centre and Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston.

Clarke, says while the company has received a lot of commendations for the idea, participation from the public is not as high as expected.

A round trip to either location costs $300 for adults and is free for children up to age 11.

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