The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) Limited will continue to pursue a number of initiatives aimed at increasing operational efficiencies, despite a 30% drop in revenue due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
One of the most ambitious proposals from the company is a plan to convert one of its buses into a mobile supermarket, geared at serving elderly and disabled persons at their homes.
The initiative is a partnership between a private company, Stocks and Securities Limited (SSL), and the Government-owned bus company. Items will be sold from the mobile supermarket, however, the project is not a profit-making venture says Minister of Transport and Mining Robert Montague.
In addition, as part of the COVID-19 response, the JUTC will give sub-franchise holders up to September 30 to pay fees, and a 20% discount on fees will also be granted. (JO)
Extract from CARICOM BUSINESS Vol. 3 No. 25
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