Taxi operators get extension on implementation of new uniform regulation
Minister of Transport Hon Robert Montague has granted public transportation groups a 7- day extension indicating that hackney carriage and contract carriage operators are now to be attired in uniforms by April 8.
Under this regime, the uniform for hackney, contract and express carriages shall be as follows:
* Where operators are currently affiliated with a taxi or tour company which has an established uniform, the company shall seek approval from the Transport Authority to have such uniform and any modification to such uniform, approved by the agency.
* Upon approval, said uniform shall be gazetted by the Authority.
* Uniforms approved by the Authority from time to time for established sub-sector groupings such as those regulated by the Jamaica Tourist Board, shall be worn by operators within that sub-sector. The Authority shall make available to the public a listing of such groupings and any change to such listing from time to time.
* In all other instances, the operator shall wear a clean uniform consisting of a plain denim (Jeans) or cotton dress pants or skirt, which shall be black or navy blue in colour. Pants should also be ankle length, without perforations, patches or unapproved designs, while shirts shall be white oxford type or polo shirts.
Existing route taxi and rural stage carriage operators are expected to continue wearing their approved uniforms.