Police to ride buses for free

January 19, 2017
Commuters getting ready to board a bus.

Police officers in the Corporate Area will soon be able to ride the Jamaica Urban Transit Company buses free of charge.

The initiative, which has resulted from a partnership between the Ministries of National Security, and Transport and Mining, will see the law-enforcement personnel benefiting from the service for approximately one year.

Minister of National Security, Robert Montague said he sat down with Transport Minister Mike Henry.


Abuse the system


He said they have worked out a plan that will only affect those in Kingston and Spanish Town for the first phase.

He noted that stations will be established where JCF members will be able to collect their passes to access the service.

"I am going (to) ask the officers (not to) abuse the system, (don't) give the pass to your cousin or to your friend, don't mash up a good thing," he urged.

Montague said that negotiations are ongoing for a similar system to be implemented for correctional officers and members of the Jamaica Defence Force.

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