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  • Transport Authority of Jamaica will be implementing a range of initiatives, aimed at improving the service provided to commuters by public passenger vehicle operators.
  • One such initiative is the Road Management Information System (ROM), which will facilitate the automation of road inspection.
  • The Minister was making his presentation in the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 14.

Transport Authority of Jamaica will be implementing a range of initiatives, aimed at improving the service provided to commuters by public passenger vehicle operators.

One such initiative is the Road Management Information System (ROM), which will facilitate the automation of road inspection and is to be implemented during this financial year.

“It will enable Road Inspectors to access real time information on public passenger vehicles and operators in the field, using a tablet computer,” Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon. Omar Davies, has said.

The Minister was making his presentation in the 2014/15 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives on May 14.

Dr. Davies also noted that the Transport Authority is acting to link the application for road licences to the drivers.

“It is now a requirement for owners/operators of public passenger vehicles to register their drivers with the Transport Authority. All drivers of public passenger vehicles are required by law to be the holder of a Transport Authority badge,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Dr. Davies noted that both the Ministry and the Board of the Transport Authority are aware of widespread allegations about the operations of officials employed to the Transport Authority.

“Whilst all these allegations may not be correct, I wish to assure my colleagues and the general public that we take them seriously and provided that specific details are given, they will all be investigated,” he assured.

He urged persons involved in the sector to send in to the Ministry and to his office, specifics on incidents of corruption about which they have knowledge.