JUTC Estimates Up To $14 Million In Losses Due to Transport Sector Unrest

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Managing Director of the State-owned bus company, Jamaica Urban Transit Company, JUTC, Paul Abrahams says yesterday’s unrest in the public transport sector cost the company millions.

The disruption that basically crippled the daily commute for thousands of Jamaicans in the Kingston Metropolitan Region was spawned by the killing of a taxi operator and a JUTC driver.

Mr Abrahams is anticipating a roll out the JUTC buses tomorrow morning.

Fearful JUTC drivers refrained from returning to the wheels yesterday despite a promised 5pm service resumption time.

Meanwhile, Mr Abrahams says suggestions proposed by the drivers to ensure safety on the buses yesterday, were not all feasible.

Paul Abrahams, Managing Director of the JUTC speaking last evening on Nationwide@5 with Cliff Hughes and Kemesha Kelly.



Neika Lewis is an award-winning journalist with over 7 years of experience across radio, tv and the print media. A CARIMAC alum, Neika copped the Prime Minister’s Youth award for journalism in 2017. Her reporting on a Jamaican pilot incarcerated in Qatar in 2015 led to his release. Neika hunts for human interest stories.


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