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August 23, 2014
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Senior citizens get break from JUTC increase

The Transport Ministry has cut back on the proposed increase in bus fares for senior citizens travelling onboard Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses.

Instead of the proposed increase to $60 for seniors (60 years and over) come Sunday, they will instead pay $40.

Senior citizens presently pay $20 on JUTC buses.

There was widespread complaints that the seniors could not afford an additional $40 to the fare.

Following a meeting yesterday with government representatives and public sector unions, the Transport Ministry said the Cabinet had agreed to a $20 roll back.

However, while senior citizens will now pay $40, there will be no change in the announced fare structure for the other categories.

As a result, adults will pay $120 up from $100, while students and the disabled will pay $30 up from $20.

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