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December 17, 2013
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Transport Authority to introduce PPV registry for owners

Come next February, the Transport Authority will introduce a registry of owners and operators of public passenger vehicles as it targets the unlicensed ones.

The registry is to be established in time for the new licensing period for public passenger operators.

Petra-Kene Williams, communications manager at the authority, says the registry will complement the agency's Badge Information Management System.

She also says the Transport Authority has been on a drive to enhance the use of technology in enforcement and monitoring in the public passenger sector.

Williams says the badge information system is used to keep records of approved drivers and conductors of public passenger vehicles.

She points out that the system is connected to the traffic ticket management system as well as to tax office and effort is being made to get insurance companies on board.

The communication manager at the Transport Authority says there has been ongoing effort to clamp down on operators who fail to adhere to the terms of their road licences.

She adds that the Transport Authority is now training 50 new route inspectors who will help boost road operations.

Williams says the Transport Authority inspectors will be equipped with tablet computers next year, which will allow them to easily check the driving records of operators as well as to produce summonses.

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