JUTC Resumes Service to Downtown Today


The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) is advising commuters that based on assurances from the security forces on the status of operations in Downtown Kingston, service to that community will resume today (May 27).
Speaking with JIS News, Communications Manager at the JUTC, Reginald Allen explained that service will be offered on a gradual basis, but will be continuously assessed throughout the day to ensure the safety of passengers.
“In re-introducing our service to Downtown, we will have to assess individual routes and we are looking forward to go the full extent, but will naturally approach it on a gradual basis. Service will therefore not be offered at the usual intensity,” he noted.
Citing the socio-economic impact of the unrest, Mr. Allen said he welcomed news of the resumption of activities in Downtown.
“Downtown Kingston represents the hub of our activity within the Kingston Metropolitan Transport region. Getting back to Downtown Kingston with our service signals a broad resumption of normality within the overall operating area, which relates to bringing back schools and communities in full swing,” he said.
Mr. Allen said this is also important to the JUTC’s revenue stream, “so it is a great opportunity for us as an entity and the public at large.”

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