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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 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-


Kingston, Jamaica: The Transport Authority (TA) is reminding all PPV Operators and Commercial Carrier Licencees to make use of this remaining two weeks window to renew their road licenses to avoid late fee payments come April 1.Transport Authority’s Managing Director, Mr. Ralston Smith says applicants may use its recently launched online platform to submit their applications using a visa debit or credit card and have their road licences emailed to them. Customers may also visit any TA’s office location island wide to renew their licences. {{ "News/20191010_IMG_0225_med.jpg" | asset_url | img_tag }}Customers who conduct transactions at its office locations, must make payment with their visa debit and credit cards or via Paymaster and Bill Express, as the Authority is a cashless entity.In the meantime, Smith is urging operators to renew now and avoid possible prosecution under Sections 61 and 78 of the Road Traffic Act.-30- Contact:Corporate Communication and Customer ServiceTransort AuthorityTelephone: 876-926-8912

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 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    


{{ "News/motorista-da-uber.jpg" | asset_url | img_tag }}Kingston, Jamaica- February 7, 2024. The Transport Authority says it has met with its stakeholders, contract carriage groups from across the country and they have indicated that there is no agreement in place with Uber, but rather, an offer is on the table, which is being reviewed. The Authority expressed concerns about the lack of mechanism associated with Uber’s platform to properly screen both vehicles and drivers, to ensure the protection of the rights and wellbeing of persons who rely on these apps for public transportation. The Authority reiterates that all motor vehicles transporting passengers for a fee MUST have the requisite road licence and the drivers should display a badge issued by the Transport Authority. In the meantime, the Authority says that while it encourages diversity and engagement of technological solutions in providing services, it should be noted that any attempt to circumvent the provisions of the law will be taken as intent to operate illegally and not in the interest of good order or safety. Managing Director, Ralston Smith of the Transport Authority is urging operators who have intention of transporting commuters for a fee to apply for their road licence as they could be fined up to $200,000.00 or imprisonment for 2 months under Section 15B(1), for operating without a road licence. 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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TA Introduces Courier Services for Road Licences Collection

Great News! Receiving your Commercial Carriers or PPV Licence(s) is Easy and Convenient with our Courier Service Facilities provided by TARA Courier Services!HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Delivery  Originating From To Delivery Locations in Cost To an Address To a designated person (ID required) 119 and 107  Maxfield Avenue, Kingston 10 Kingston & St Andrew $650 $920 Any Regional Office To any location outside Kingston& St Andrew $950 $1,150 ***Cash On Delivery Avoid the Rush! Request delivery by contacting us at*Conditions Apply


The Transport Authority is suspending the implementation of late fees for renewal of public passenger vehicle (PPV) road licences and commercial carriers for fourteen days until April 14, 2020.The suspension follows a directive from the Minister of Transport and Mining, Hon. Robert Montague to delay the implementation of the late fees in light of current health concerns surrounding the COVID -19 Virus. Minister Montague says operators of public passenger vehicles and commercial carriers are being provided the additional days to re-licence their vehicles without the usual penalty in order to ease the pressure of these operators as they provide the essential service of public transportation to the nations’ people during this challenging period. All owners/operators of Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) and Commercial Carriers will therefore be required to pay late fees of $10,000.00 for the renewal applications submitted on April 15, 2020 and beyond.In the meantime, the Transport Authority is reminding licensees that they may utilize its Online Application portal at to submit their applications once they have an active email account and a credit or visa debit card for payment. Customers using the Online Application portal can now submit PPV and also Commercial Carriers applications online and should contact the Transport Authority Call Centre at 1-888-991-5687 during the hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily for support in completing their applications.Contact:Petra-kene Williams, Manager, Corporate CommunicationsCell: 876-579-6097 / Tel: 876-936-0610

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