Taxi and bus operators return to work following days of protests

by November 22nd, 2018

Commuters can now breathe a sigh of relief, as after three days of protest, majority of transport operators who withdrew their service have returned to regular business.


Since Monday, taxi and bus operators across the island withdrew their service to register their disapproval with some sections of the new Road Traffic Act, forcing commuters to either walk or find alternative means of transport.


Yesterday, the operators vowed not to return to work until Friday when the Senate meets to discuss the new road act.


However, Vice President at the Jamaica Association of Transport Owners and Operators, Everton Style says the workers are back on the job following a meeting with some senators today.




He says pending the outcome of the Senate tomorrow; the operators should be meeting to decide the way forward.


President of the Transport Operators Development Sustainable Services, Egeton Newman told Irie Fm News that majority of the operators he represents have discontinued their protest and have returned to work as well.