JUTC Terminating Bus Service at 6pm Today


The Jamaica Urban Transit Company, JUTC, is advising that it will terminate normal operations at 6:00 p.m. today.

This, based on the current trajectory of Hurricane Matthew.

The state-owned bus company is therefore urging commuters within the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region to make use of the publicly-operated bus service within reasonable time to get to their various destinations ahead of the planned cut-off time.

Additionally, the JUTC is advising that the normal SmarterCard top-up services from its mobile units will not be available today.

This is as a result of preparatory work which the company is engaged in ahead of the expected arrival of the hurricane.

The bus company say it’s not sure when it’ll resume normal service at this time.

It says service will be restored once clearance from the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management, ODPEM, and other relevant authorities is given.


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