October 05, 2018

TRANSPORT AUTHORITY SAYS INCREASED APPLICATION FEES TO COVER UNUSUAL ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS ASSOCIATED

Kingston, Jamaica- 2018 October 1

The Transport Authority says the incre... Read more

September 10, 2018

NOTICE OF APPLICATION OPENING

Effective Monday, September 10, 2018, thru to Friday, November 30, 2018, applications will b... Read more

August 17, 2018

RELOCATION NOTICE - NRO POUND

Effective Monday, August 13, 2018, the Transport Authority’s Northern Regi... Read more

The Transport Authority

The Transport Authority was established in 1987 as a statutory body by the Jamaican Government for regulating and monitoring the public transportation system in the island.  The portfolio of the Authority was transferred from the Ministry of Construction to the Ministry of Public Utilities and Transport at that time.  The Agency now operates under the Ministry of Transport and Works.  Under the Transport Act of 1987, the Transport Authority acquired the functions formerly performed by:

  1. The Licensing authority
  2. The Public Passenger Transport (Corporate Area) Board of Control, and
  3. The Public Passenger Transport (Rural Area) Board of Control

The operations of the Transport Authority are governed by:

  1. The Road Traffic Act, 1938
  2. The Transport Authority Act, 1987
  3. The Public Passenger Transport Regulations and Acts (Rural & Corporate Area)

The Transport Authority is governed by a Board appointed by the Minister. The Board consists of two to four appointed members one of whom is Chairman. There are also five ex-officio members as follows:

  1. Solicitor General, or nominee;
  2. Commissioner of Police, or nominee;
  3. Permanent Secretary Ministry of Housing, Transport, Water and Works, or nominee
  4. Managing Director
  5. Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive of the Authority is a Managing Director, appointed by the Board in consultation with the Ministry. 

The operations of the Authority falls under ten(10) departments:
Research and Statistics
Finance and Planning
Corporate and Legal Services
Communication and Customer Services
Human Resource and Administration
Operations
Information Technology
Licensing
Internal Audit
Property & Facilities