Chaotic scenes as commuters left stranded amid bus, taxi strike
Chaotic scenes as commuters left stranded amid bus, taxi strike

KINGSTON, Jamaica— There are chaotic scenes across the Corporate Area on Monday morning as commuters have been left stranded due to the withdrawal of service by public passenger transport operators..

This is in protest of what they say is a long ignored request to have a traffic ticket amnesty for the public transport sector, President of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services (TODSS) Egeton Newman said.

In a release on Sunday, Newman warned of a “massive withdrawal of service” if the government did not grant the amnesty by 3pm.

READ: Taxi operators warn of strike action on Monday if demand for ticket amnesty is not met

He added, however, that the TODSS executive received a response from the Transport Ministry that the matter of the ticket amnesty will go to cabinet for approval on Monday.

“We urge the nation’s travelling public to bear with us as any decision taken will be in their best interest and we urge the government to make good sense prevail and give us the opportunity and time to make good on our traffic ticket payment,” Newman said.

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