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TA starts early renewal of PPV licenses that expire March 31

Monday, January 22, 2018

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Transport Authority (TA) today commenced the renewal/re-application of road licenses for all Public Passenger Vehicles (PPV) which expire on March 31, ahead of the February 12 start of the licensing period.

This, TA said, is in order to facilitate the timely submission of road licence applications to finalise the renewal/reapplication process.

It added that the early commencement for motor vehicle examination is part of its thrust to provide convenient and efficient service to customers.

Under this facility, licensees are not required to pay the vehicle examination fee upfront, as the fees will be collected upon submission of their applications for renewal of their road licenses.

The TA is therefore reminding the owners of PPVs, that failure to complete the renewal/reapplication process by March 31, 2018 means that their road licenses would become invalid as of April 1, 2018.

Holders of road licenses who fail to renew their road licenses by the March 31 deadline and are interested in continuing public transportation services may be required to submit new applications, for which approval cannot be guaranteed.

In the meantime, the TA is reminding PPV operators and applicants that they must meet the approved Transport Authority standards and requirements in order to receive a road license. These include colour coding, exterior markings and vehicle age requirements. For further details contact the Authority toll free at 1-888-991-5687, customer care 618-0959 or visit the website at

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