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Transport Authority reopens applications for 416 spaces, 117 taxi routes

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 2:32 PM

The Transport Authority has reopened applications for 416 spaces and 117 taxi routes island wide in order to satisfy the increased demand for public transportation services in rural Jamaica.

The application period will open on Monday and close on July 31.

The Transport Authority is urging persons operating public transportation services without the requisite road licences to ensure they legalise their services now and avoid prosecution.

It says the move to reopen applications is informed by the findings of its All-Island Route Feasibility Survey, recent housing developments in some areas and, several requests from commuters and civil society in respect of under-serviced routes.

Some of the reopened routes include Thompson Town to May Pen, Ensom City to Spanish Town, Bath to Morant Bay and Santa Cruz to Black River.

The Authority says the complete list of reopened routes will be published in newspapers on Sunday.