Not Enough Legal Public Passenger Vehicles in KMTR


A Transport Authority of Jamaica study is revealing there aren’t enough legitimate public passenger vehicles to fill the current demand for public transportation in the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region, KMTR.

Deputy Managing Director of the JUTC, Linval Thompson, says the legal transport sector is unable to keep up with the demand in the KMTR and that’s leading to a spike in the number of illegal transport operators.

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Mr Thompson says 25,000 seats in public passenger transportation was adequate for the KMTR in 1998. But he says infrastructural development has not kept pace with the increased demand.


William Mitchell is a sports-fanatic turned journalist. He graduated from CARIMAC in 2016. He interned at the Jamaica Gleaner covering sports and joined NNN in 2017. Mitchell covers crime for Nationwide. He’s been to every single zone of special operations across the island.