.Discontinuation of JUTC transfer pushed back by a weekSaturday, November 09, 2013
THE Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) has delayed, by a week, the planned discontinuation of the bus transfer system.
The discontinuation, which was scheduled to take effect on November 10, was yesterday pushed back to November 17.
The bus company, which has faced severe criticism from the parliamentary opposition, trade unions and commuters since it announced plans to scrap the transfer system, said the delayed implementation should allow commuters who will be affected to familiarise themselves with the alternative bus routes.
JUTC Marketing and Communications Manager Clinton Clarke told JIS News that pushing back the date would also give the bus company time to adequately inform the public of the change. "The delay will give our customers an opportunity to be advised of their options and will also give us a chance to engage the public on the reasons for the change," he said.
Clarke said the JUTC would be embarking on a public education campaign next week "to ensure that the information flow from the JUTC is sustained and effective".
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