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JUTC provides park-and-ride service for holidays

Saturday, December 21, 2013    

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SHOPPERS who want to escape traffic congestion in the Corporate Area during the busy holiday season, can utilise the Jamaica Urban Transit Company's (JUTC) park-and-ride service, which began yesterday at 3:00 pm.

Shuttle buses will be available to take holiday shoppers from the parking area at King's House to the Half Way Tree Transport Centre and to The Ward Theatre in downtown Kingston. A round trip to either location will cost $300 for adults and will be free to children up to the age of 11 years.

Marketing and Communications Manager at the JUTC Clinton Clarke said that the service is being introduced to ease congestion in the city during the busy Christmas holiday period. "We will also be able to assist owners of private motor vehicles by facilitating parking in a safe location," he added.

The buses on the downtown route will leave every hour during the designated period, while those travelling to Half Way Tree will leave every half hour.

The Half-Way-Tree buses will travel along Constant Spring Road and will pick up and let off commuters at bus stops along the shopping corridor between King's Plaza and Premier Plaza. The final stop will be the Half Way Tree Transport Centre.

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