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JUTC: Mandela bus lane system working

Published:Thursday | November 21, 2013 | 10:13 AM

The Managing Director of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Colin Campbell says the new bus lane system along the Nelson Mandela Highway is already seeing significant successes three weeks into its pilot.

The new JUTC bus lane was instituted on November 1 and should run for three months.

The single lane system operates during peak hours in the morning.

According to Campbell, the bus company has been able to transport 6,000 more passengers.

And he says the bus lane system allows the JUTC to significantly improve its turnaround time in dispatching buses to key routes.

Motorists and public passenger operators have complained that the JUTC bus lane system causes traffic delays along the Mandela.

And some public bus operators have accused the JUTC of unfairly excluding them from using the bus lane.

However, the JUTC managing director insists that the state entity is the only licensed public transport operator allowed to operate on the Mandela bus route.


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