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  • The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has extended the time that concession passengers will be allowed to pay cash on JUTC buses up to September 7, to afford them additional time to get their smarter cards.
  • The decision to give the extra time was taken as result of the large crowds turning up at the JUTC offices to get their cards.
  • Concession passengers include senior citizens, the disabled and students. In the past three days, the company has issued in excess of 10,000 Smarter Cards.

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has extended the time that concession passengers will be allowed to pay cash on JUTC buses up to September 7, to afford them additional time to get their smarter cards.

“This extension will give them enough time to get the smarter cards in their hands, so that they can start riding our buses next week,” Deputy Managing Director of Operations at the JUTC, Kirk Mr. Finnikin, has said.

The decision to give the extra time was taken as result of the large crowds turning up at the JUTC offices to get their cards.

Concession passengers can get the Smarter Cards at the JUTC’s East Parade office, downtown Kingston; Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre, St. Andrew; and the Spanish Town lay-by, St. Catherine.

The JUTC is also appealing to adult passengers not to seek to get cards at this time, as it will be focusing on issuing Smarter Cards to concession passengers and will not be issuing new cards for adult fare paying passengers.

“Those adult passengers who do not have a smarter card may continue to pay cash on JUTC buses and need not get a smarter card at this time. Those adult passengers who have smarter cards can continue to use their smarter cards and they can also continue to top up as usual,” Mr. Finnikin said.

Concession passengers include senior citizens, the disabled and students. In the past three days, the company has issued in excess of 10,000 Smarter Cards.