JIS News

Members of the public traversing the busy downtown business district should have little difficulty adjusting to the new transport arrangements.

General Manager at the Transport Authority (TA) in charge of operations, Cecil Morgan, told JIS News that when the new system becomes effective, on Saturday (January 15), signs will be used to direct commuters. 

“We want to ensure that we have a very good transition, as it relates to going forward. The public must be advised of all the changes. The signs that are to be installed at the various locations to assist persons are pretty much on target,” he said.

He advised that the Transport Authority was working closely with the National Works Agency (NWA) to ensure that there are adequate signs, to advise and direct the public where to go and on the changes being made. A public education campaign is also being executed.

“We want to ensure that we have a very good transition going forward,” he said, adding that the public relations campaign will ensure that the public is advised of all the changes.

The Transport Authority executive pointed out that, in addition to an increase in Transport Inspectors, there will be more traffic police officers on hand, and other stakeholders, to guide the process and ensure commuters can travel safely and with confidence to their destinations.