Viral Video Being Investigated

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited is aware of a video that has been making the rounds on social media showing two people engaging in sexual acts, in what appears to be one of our buses.

We wish to be unequivocal, that as a Company, we do not condone lewd and lascivious behaviour at the workplace or on our units.

We take this matter seriously, and will investigate fully and fairly.

JUTC signs MOU with HEART NSTA for work-based training


The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited and Heart NSTA Trust, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, that will enable trainees to repair buses.

Under the programme, some 44 trainees in Motor Vehicle Mechanics will use their skill to participate in work-based training across four (4) depots of the JUTC.

The first batch of trainees will be engaged for six months subsequent to an ongoing engagement of other batches of trainees.

The partnership will commence next week and is for a period of three years.

JUTC Resumes Normal Operations

The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) has resumed normal operations after  service was disrupted  due to protest action by drivers.
This follows an agreement between the JUTC and the University and Allied Workers Union (UAWU) which represents the drivers.
The agreement was reached following a meeting held this afternoon at the Ministry of Labour.amd Social Security.
The drivers resumed duties at 7:00 P.M. following two days of strike.

Disruption of Regular Service

Update: Drivers remain off the job (March 30)

Operations at the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) are still being impacted by strike action.

The drivers have been protesting since yesterday to express their dissatisfaction with the new compensation system.

Teams from the JUTC Finance Department are meeting with drivers to resolve the issue and to have a full resumption of service.

Please monitor our social media pages as we provide updates on this developing situation.


The JUTC would like to advise commuters that there is a disruption in our regular service as some drivers have taken industrial action. As a result, there are huge crowds at our major transportation hubs. We are urging commuters to make alternative arrangements to get to their destinations. We will keep you updated.”

March 29, 2023



Students Running Alongside JUTC Buses: A Growing Concern


The Jamaica Urban Transit Company Limited (JUTC) and the Road Safety Unit of the Ministry of Transport and Mining is appealing to students to end the alarming trend of running alongside JUTC buses in the Downtown, Kingston layby.

This practice has attracted growing concern for the Ministry of Transport and Mining, the JUTC, parents and school administrators alike, and poses a serious risk to student and vehicular safety.

In recent weeks, there have been reported incidents of students from schools in Downtown, Kingston, running alongside buses in the bus park, in an attempt to board and secure seating. The behaviour not only endangers the students’ lives and safety, but also the safety of other passengers and road users.

“This practice is extremely dangerous and could lead to serious injury or may even result in death. We witnessed this behaviour in the latter part of December (2022), and unfortunately, it seems to continue even now. We cannot continue to ignore the issue, as to do so would be at our own peril”, noted Corporate Communications Manager at the JUTC, Cecil Thoms.

An urgent appeal is also being made to school officials and parents to speak with their children about the dangers of running after and alongside buses, and the importance of practicing road safety while commuting to and from school. They are also being reminded to encourage students to stand on the curb and wait for the buses to come to a complete stop before approaching it. Approach the bus from the front and wait for the driver to open the door and do not push or shove other passengers.

“The Ministry and JUTC take the safety of all commuters seriously, and we want to remind everyone that running alongside buses is a dangerous practice”, said Deidrie Hudson Sinclair, Director of the Road Safety Unit. “We have engaged the Ministry of Education and Youth, as well as the schools in the area to provide road safety intervention and will be doing so over the coming weeks”.

Parents and students are being asked to take this issue seriously and to work together with the Ministry and the JUTC to ensure the safety of all students and commuters in preventing any future incidents.