Tag Archives: JAMAICA Urban Transit Company

Fathers To Ride For Free on JUTC Buses on Father’s Day

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says that fathers will be treated to free rides on its buses on Sunday, which will be observed as Father’s Day. “Another aspect of the JUTC’s Father’s Day treat is that the company will be deploying mostly women drivers on the buses for most of the day with smartly outfitted customer service guides on ...

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Students Get Free Ride on The JUTC September 1

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says On Monday, September 1, students in uniform, who are not in possession of their SMARTER Cards, will be allowed to ride Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses free of cost for the day only. The company is extending this amnesty to students as it officially rolls out its Electronic Fare Collection System or ...

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A Million Dollar Pothole

A Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) driver, who claimed to have injured his back after the bus he was driving fell into potholes in the Corporate Area, has been awarded close to j$1 million by a high court judge. The State-owned bus company has been ordered to pay the driver, identified in court documents as David Prince, j$700,000 in general ...

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JUTC Fare Increases Take Effect Today

Commuters traveling on the state owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses will start paying increased fares as of today August 24th. Last week, it was announced that adults will now be charged J$120, senior citizens will pay J$40 while the concessionary fare for children, students and members of the disabled community will be increased to J$30. This is the ...

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Government Puts Hold on JUTC Fare Increase

Government has put a hold in the implementation of a fare increase for the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC). The decision follows a meeting this morning between Transport Minister Omar Davies and stakeholders in the transport sector. The increases were to take effect on Sunday, August 24. Senior citizens were to be hit hardest by the increases. They were expected ...

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JUTC Fares To Increase Come August 24th

The Transport Ministry announced a short while ago that commuters on the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses will pay an increased fare on September 1. Come August 24th Adult fares are to be increased from $100 to 120, while students and the disabled will now pay $30 instead of the usual $20. Senior citizens aged 60 years and over, ...

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The OUR is Sueing The JUTC

The Office of Utilities Regulation (OUR) is now locked in a legal battle with the cash-strapped Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) over the bus company’s failure to make payment of $22 million in annual regulatory service fees. However, the JUTC is contending that the OUR is not entitled to charge regulatory fees as outlined in the OUR Act.

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JUTC Receives 73 New Buses

73 new Volvo buses have been added to the fleet of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company, four of which will go to the Montego Bay Metro. The other 69 will be placed on routes served by the JUTC in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region, the state-run bus company said in a release this afternoon. One bus will be equipped with ...

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JUTC Bus Attacks Continue

Two additional Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses were damaged by stone throwers in separate incidents at Gordon Town and Heroes Circle in Kingston this morning. A release from the JUTC said in both instances, the windscreens of the buses were shattered. These are the latest in a series of attacks on JUTC buses by people who oppose the new ...

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People Stoning JUTC Busses

Following reports of the stoning of Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses early this morning, managing director Colin Campbell is appealing to those guilty to refrain from such action “and to let good sense prevail”. Campbell said the reformed Sub-franchise System in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region “is here to stay” and actions such as the stoning of buses would ...

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