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

Effective Monday, February 26, 2018, the Transport Authority will open 4,158 spaces on 768 routes island wide in order to satisfy the increased demand for public land transportation services.
Among the 768 routes on offer are:

  • 100  - newly established Route Taxis routes with 765 spaces;
  • 3      - newly established Rural Stage Carriage routes with 6 spaces;
  • 576  -  reopened Route Taxis routes with 3,210 spaces; and
  • 89    - reopened Rural Stage Carriages routes with 177 spaces

 
The Authority says the move to open the 768 routes follows a number of stakeholder consultations in respect of underserviced routes, assessment of requests made by commuters, as well as an island-wide review of the demand and supply for public transportation. Some of the new routes include                                     
 Portmore Mall to Portmore Villa, St. Catherine, May Pen to Glenmuir Housing Scheme, Clarendon and Mandeville to Morelands, Manchester.  The complete list of opened and reopened routes will be published in the newspapers on Sunday, February 25, 2018.The Transport Authority is, therefore, urging persons operating public transportation services without the requisite road licences to ensure that they legalize their services now and avoid prosecution.
 
In the meantime, the Authority is reminding prospective applicants that no employee of the Authority has the power or authority to grant new road licences as this responsibility lies with the Board appointed, Licensing Committee of the Authority. The Transport Authority is, therefore, urging applicants to refrain from conducting business with individuals purporting to be agents of the TA, as the Authority will not accept liability for any losses incurred by applicants resulting from these transactions.