St. Thomas Bus Strike

Morant Bay Bus Strike Ends After Meeting With Transport Authority

St. Thomas, Jamaica (McN) – Scores of commuters who travel the St Thomas to Kingston route were stranded on Monday morning, as Public passenger bus operators withdrew their services in protest of several issues.

The buses could be found today parked in the Morant Bay Bus Park, with windows and doors closed. The bus operators plying the St Thomas to Kingston route, who vowed they will remain off their route, until they meet with Transport Minister Mike Henry; are this evening confirming stating the situation as resolved, and say they will return to commuting passengers.

This follows a meeting with the Transport Authority on Monday afternoon.

Reportedly the bus operators met with Joseph Shoucair, Chariman of the Transport Authority, and discussed several matters of concern, including competing on the Morant Bay to Kingston route with illegal (robot) transport operators.

Mr. Prince Phillips, a spokesman for the bus operators, updated the press that he is satisfied with the outcome of the meeting. Shoucair, Phillips said, has agreed to bring the concerns to the board of the Transport Authority on Wednesday, for a decision on how best to resolve the matters.

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