JUTC adjusts bus schedule to facilitate police travel
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica Urban Transit Company’s (JUTC) Managing Director Colin Campbell announced Wednesday that the State-owned bus company would adjust its schedules, on certain routes, to ensure that its buses pass police stations at the times that coincide with the end of their shifts.
This, Campbell said, is being done so police officers can travel on JUTC buses and eliminate the risk of taking “illegal transportation” and the accompanying hazards.
He said that the police could take JUTC buses to their destination or could be connected by one of the company’s hubs to their final destination.
“These routes will cover police stations such as Central, Denham Town, Hunts Bay, and Half-Way-Tree, Constant Spring,” Campbell said.
The managing director also said JUTC will do everything possible to help to safeguard the lives of all its passengers, not least, the police.
Campbell’s announcement comes on the heels of Tuesday night’s killing of woman constable Crystal Thomas, who was gunned down when thugs robbed a coaster bus on which she was travelling.
“We are severely distressed by dastardly occurrences such as the latest one that snuffed out the life of the young and beautiful police woman,” Campbell said.
The JUTC managing director also reminded police officers that those with identification are entitled to ride free on JUTC buses.
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