ROOTS FM NEWS: Opposition Spokesperson on Transport, Mikael Phillips, has called on Robert Montague, Minister of Transport, to “better explain the entry of Uber transport services in Jamaica and end the widespread confusion among transport operators and the commuting public.”
Mikael Phillips Opposition Spokesperson on Transport
In a statement today, Phillips said the public transport services are highly regulated in Jamaica through the Road Traffic Act and the Transport Authority Act.
He noted that any corporate body or individual providing such services must obtain the relevant licenses from the Transport Authority (TA) before commencing operations.
According to Phillips, the opposition party is aware that Uber itself does not own vehicles but operates the technology platform which drivers utilise.
He highlighted that while he has no objection to Uber or any other company providing services to improve public transport in Jamaica, the necessary safeguards must be put in place.