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  • MOTOR VEHICLE INSPECTION FOR 2024/2025 LICENSING PERIOD COMMENCES JANUARY 8

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Route Taxi, Hackney Carriage, Stage Carriage, Express Carriage and Contract Carriage Licensing are available.

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Transport Authority Opens Application for New Hackney Carriage Licences

Kingston, Jamaica – February 23, 2024: The Transport Authority says with immediate effect, it is accepting applications for new Hackney Carriage Licenses. Mr. Smith, Managing Director says this move is in response to demand for more seats in the market. The window for submission of applications will remain open until April 30, 2024. The application fee for Hackney Carriage License remains at $15,000.00 per application and applicants are being encouraged to use the On-line application portal at www.ta.org.jm. In the meantime, the Authority is urging illegal operators to become compliant with the law and ensure they legalize their services in order to avoid prosecution.  Applicants are also being cautioned to conduct business directly with the Transport Authority and refrain from transacting business with individuals purporting to be agents of the Authority. -30-   Contact:                                                                                                                                                                                                        Corporate Communication and Customer Service                                                                                                                              Transport Authority                                                                                                                                                                            Telephone: 876-926-8912    

TRANSPORT AUTHORITY’S 2024/2025 LICENSING PERIOD HAS STARTED

Transport Authority says the 2024/2025 licencing period has started for all categories of public passenger vehicles and commercial carriers; and as part of the Authority’s digital transformation programme, will be emailing the Road Licences to its customers.   The Authority says the February 1, 2024 start of the Licensing Period is to facilitate the timely submission and processing of road licences and commercial carriers applications, which expire on March 31, 2024.  To complement this process, the Authority has been facilitating motor vehicle Inspection for public transportation since January 8, 2024.   The Authority is advising that application can be made at our Online Application portal at www.ta.org.jm for the following categories of Public Passenger Vehicle Licences and Commercial Carriers: ·         New and Renewal Contract Carriage, Express Carriage and Route Taxi licences; ·         Renewal Hackney Carriages; and ·         New and Renewal Commercial Carriers ·         Walk-in customers will be processed by our Customer Care Team The Transport Authority is reminding customers who conduct transactions at its offices, that the Authority no longer accepts cash payments at its locations. Customers may use any of the several payment facilities including paymaster, bill express, apply online or use debit and credit cards at the offices.    PPV operators and Commercial Carriers are urged to renew their road licences before March 31 and avoid the late payment penalty.   -30-

TRANSPORT AUTHORITY REMINDS PPV OWNERS AND OPERATORS THAT IT IS ILLEGAL TO TRANSPORT PASSENGERS WITHOUT THE REQUISITE ROAD LICENCE

{{ "News/20191010_IMG_0225_med.jpg" | asset_url | img_tag }}The Transport Authority is reminding owners and operators of public passenger vehicles that Under section 61 (1) of the Road Traffic Act (1938) anyone who uses or causes or permits a motor vehicle to be used on any road as a public passenger vehicle without the requisite road licence is in contravention of the law.  As such any provision of public transportation services, deemed functionally as such requires a road licence from the Authority.   In the meantime, managing director, Ralston Smith, is urging the commuting public, to use only legal public passenger vehicles for their own safety.  He says public passenger vehicles with red plates and current Transport Authority stickers on the windscreen are safe for use as they have met the safety requirements of the Authority. Commuters should also check to ensure that the driver of the vehicle is wearing a Transport Authority badge prior to boarding the vehicle.   The Authority is encouraging commuters to report the licence plate number of any vehicle they observe operating illegally (providing public passenger vehicle services for a fee/fare without a red plate/road licence) by calling our toll free number 888-991-5687, Whatsapp 876-551-8196 or on our Travel Pal platform at Google Play Store or Apple Store. -30-

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FAQs

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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