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  • The new system in operation on the buses restricts the drivers to issuing tickets only for the adult fare which is $120.
  • Concession passengers are children between three years old and eleven years old; students aged 12 to 20 in school uniform; the elderly, 60 years and older and persons with disabilities who have been issued identification cards from the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities.
  • Adult passengers can pay their regular $120 fare with cash or card on any JUTC bus at anytime, anywhere.

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) announced today (Sunday, September 14) that as of mid-night last night, September 13, 2014, as scheduled, passengers travelling on its buses will only be able to access concession fares with the use of a Smarter Card.

The JUTC said that the new system in operation on its buses from mid-night last night, restricts the drivers to issuing tickets only for the adult fare which is $120.

The adult fare is the only one which passengers may pay by cash which means passengers wishing to access the concession fare must use their Smarter Cards.

The JUTC is also emphasizing to the travelling public that there is no deadline for  adult passenger category to get a Smarter Card and that they can pay their $120 fare with cash or card on any JUTC bus at anytime, anywhere.

Meanwhile, the special centre, on the top floor of the Half Way Tree Transport Centre, will be open again today, Sunday, September 14, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 10 p.m., to facilitate passengers wishing to pick up concession cards.

The Spanish Town Bus Park will also be opened today from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the JUTC East Parade office in downtown will be opened from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. also today.

Concession passengers are children between three years old and eleven years old; students aged 12 to 20 in school uniform; the elderly, 60 years and older and persons with disabilities  who have been issued identification cards from the Jamaica Council for Persons with Disabilities.

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