Jamaica News: The state-owned Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) is making the public aware of changes that will be taken by the company to facilitate its clientele during the government imposed curfew starting today April 1.
The curfew is one of the measures being implemented in the effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country, and will begin at 8pm and end at 6am daily for a period of one week.
The company is announcing that the curfew will affect all routes especially the premium services outside Kingston and St. Andrew.
The changes are:
• The roll-out of buses will start no later than 8:00 am;
• Routes that originate and terminate in Kingston and St Andrew will have a 10-15-minute headway;
• Portmore routes/out of town routes (Longsville Park, Clarendon; White Water/Innswood and Old Harbour, St Catherine) will have a headway of 30 minutes;
• St Andrew hill routes (Above Rocks and Border) including 52, 53, 54, 61 – the last run will be at 4.30 pm;
• The last available bus will be at 5pm to allow for drivers on completion of their cycle trip, to return to the depot to conclude their duties and go home before the curfew deadline.
News Reporter: Marc Lodge