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Welcome to the Transport Authority of Jamaica website. The Transport Authority is the agency charged with the responsibility for the licensing of all public and commercial vehicles, and the regulating and monitoring of public Transportation in Jamaica.

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Transport Authority PPV Operators Children Tablet Drive

The Transport Authority through its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme will be issuing approximately 30 tablets to children of Public Passenger Vehicles (PPV), ages 7 to 12 years.  This initiative is in support of the “Government Tablet in School Programme” which is geared at digitally empowering children, providing them with the necessary tools to function in the online teaching and learning environment.  Qualified PPV operators are invited to complete the attached application form and submit it along with the essay to Miss Trudy Ann Myers at trudy-ann.myers@ta.org.jm by Wednesday, August 31, 2022.     To Qualify the owner/operator: Must be the holder of a valid road licence which expires 2023 and beyond or a valid badge which expires 2023 and beyond Must present a valid transport authority driver/conductor badgeThe child must submit with the application form a 100 words essay to say why he/she should receive the tablet  Please note it is one (1) tablet per child of PPV owner/operator/household.Download Application Form Here

Training for the Transport Authority Badge is now online!

Training for Transport Authority BadgeTraining for the Transport Authority Badge is now online and can be easily accessed on your phones and smart devices. The training for the badge covers three modules, Defensive Driving, Customer Service and Professionalism. The online courses are in the form of games, tips and puzzles which are easy, fun and engaging. Just follow these simple steps and get your badge in no time:Pay the fee at the Transport AuthorityYou will get an alert on your phone with the details about the online trainingYou complete the training whenever and wherever you wantYou then sit the exam and collect your badge This initiative is a partnership among the Transport Authority, Edufocal and the BCIC as part of the Authority's continued innovation to make training easy and accessible.Remember all Public Passenger Vehicle Operators are required by law to have a Transport Authority badge.


                        The Transport Authority advise the public of its adjusted office hours for the Licensing period 2022. REGIONS ADJUSTED OFFICE HOURS SOUTHERN REGIONAL OFFICE Shop # 48, Caledonia Court Plaza,                   29 - 31 Caledonia Road Mandeville, Manchester Mobile Office Services       7:00 a.m.  – 5:00 p.m.     4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. SATELLITE OFFICE & POUND FACILITY Swansea District, Clarendon    7:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE Unit U, Sagicor Complex, Montego Bay Freeport, St. James       7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. SAVANNA-LA-MAR SATELLITE OFFICE Shop 19, Dunbar Mall, Savanna-la-Mar, Westmoreland  8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. NORTHERN REGIONAL OFFICE Tower Isle, St. Mary  7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PORTLAND SATELLITE OFFICE St. Margaret’s Bay, Portland  7:00 a.m. – 3: 00 p.m.       CORPORATE OFFICE 119 Maxfield Avenue, Kingston 10 Senior Citizens Online Application Express Services 107 Maxfield Avenue, Kingston 10 New Facilities Call Center & Customer Service          7:30 a.m.  -3:00 p.m.    


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Once you have determined the type of road licence you would like to apply for, you need to get the relevant application form, as well as requirement sheet from any of the Transport Authority offices or download it from our website at www.ta.org.jm. This should be filled out and submitted with the relevant documents and fee for the applicable type of licence. Applications may be submitted in office or on-line.

Persons who want to apply for Route Taxi licences should visit their respective Route Taxi Associations.

No, the Transport Authority has made the provision for all road licences to be renewed before the expiration date. The licensing renewal period usually begins in Mid-February of each year and your road licence will be valid until the following year March 31st. For information on the specific date for renewals each year, please contact us at 876-926-8912.

Back year charges apply when a licence holder has been operating without renewing the road licence. Whenever a road licence is not currently in use, it is required that the licence be surrendered, otherwise one will be required to pay all fees for the amount of years the licence was expired if you wish to renew said licence. However, for Public Passenger vehicle licences there are restrictions on renewals after the licence has expired in excess of a year. Contact our office for details.






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