Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it expects to have a full resumption of service by 5 p.m. Tuesday, following withdrawal of its bus services. The company said it is commencing services on some of its routes with a full rollout by 5 o’clock.
The Government-owned bus company said it met earlier with various stakeholders following two tragic incidents which have left a JUTC driver and a taxi operator dead.
The death of the two workers led to JUTC workers and taxi and bus operators pulling their vehicles from the public transport system leaving tens of thousands of workers stranded in Kingston St Andrew and Parts of St Catherine.
At the meeting called by the JUTC this morning, several stakeholders were present including the Police high command, union representatives, the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services, (TODSS), the Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators, JATOO and officials of the Ministry of Transport.
During the meeting a number of concerns were raised, however, the stakeholders agreed that the safety of the drivers and commuters is of paramount concern.
The Management of the Jamaica Urban Transit Company has also indicated that they will be reaching out to the families of both deceased.