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Transport Authority to host consultations on fare increase

Monday, May 27, 2013 | 3:33 PM    

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Transport Authority (TA) says it will be hosting a series of public consultations regarding the request for a fare increase by public passenger transport operators.

The public meetings are scheduled to commence June 3 in Mandeville, Manchester.

According to the Authority, public passenger transport operators will have the opportunity to share with the public, the background, justification and impact that a fare increase will have on the provision of public transportation.  

The sessions will also provide the public with the opportunity to share their views on the operations of public transportation and the request for a fare increase from public transport operators, the TA said. 

Five regional consultations are planned; the first at the Mandeville Hotel followed by another on June 5 at the Montego Bay Civic Centre, St James.

A third is scheduled for June 6 at the Ocho Rios Baptist Church Hall, Milford Road, while the fourth on June 10 at the Holy Cross Church, Half-Way-Tree Road in Kingston.

The final consultation is scheduled for June 13 at the Portmore Missionary Church, 114 Cecile Avenue, Edgewater in St Catherine.

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