Montague Announces Electronic Fleet Management System for Transport Sector

Transport Minister Robert Montague has announced the phased roll out of an Electronic Fleet Management System for the public transportation sector.

The system will become mandatory for current public passenger license holders on April 1 next year.

Minister Montague says the system is intended to help enhance accountability and security in the public transportation sector. He disclosed that effective immediately new applicants who are seeking to obtain public passenger licenses will be required to have a GPS Tracker System on their vehicles.

Minister Montague made the announcement at the Transport Stakeholders Conference which took place today at the Jamaica Conference Center in Downtown Kingston.

He says transport operators have an incentive to get the tracker installed on their vehicles as soon as possible.

And the Transport Minister says the Government will be embarking on a concerted push this year to regularize robot taxi operators.

Minister Montague says there has to be equitable treatment of all operators in the transport sector. He’s commending legal transport operators who play by the rules.

Minister Montague was addressing the Transport Stakeholders Conference which took place today at the Jamaica Conference Center in Downtown Kingston.

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