PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORT
(KINGSTON METROPOLITAN TRANSPORT REGION) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Power to grant exclusive transport licence

   4   Market service licences

   5   Duty of licensee

   6   Revocation or termination of exclusive licence

   7   Establishment of Board

      Temporary appointments and leave of absence of members

   8   Procedure of Board

   9   General duty and powers of the Board

   10   Exclusion of certain provisions of Road Traffic Act and additional power of Board

   11   Appeals

   12   Jurisdiction of Court of Appeal to hear applications, etc

   13   Carriage of goods

   14   Insurance fund

   15   Relief from customs duty

   16   Annual duties

   17   Member of Board not personally liable for bona fide

   18   Penalty

   19   Regulations

   20   Rules of Court

   21   Modification of Road Traffic Act

      SCHEDULE

 

THE PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORT (KINGSTON METROPOLITAN TRANSPORT REGION) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 24th April, 1947]

Cap 325.

Laws
21 of 1953,
39 of 1955.

Acts
12 of 1985,
13 of 1987,
21 of 1991,
9 of 1998,
20 of 2005.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Public Passenger Transport (Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region) Act.

[9/1998 s 2(a).]

2   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act-

[21/1953 s 2(a).]

   "Board" means the Public Passenger Transport (Corporate Area) Board of Control established under section 7;

   "Corporate Area" means the Corporate Area as defined in the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation Act;

   "Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region" means the Corporate Area together with the area specified in the First Schedule;

[9/1998 s 3(a).]

   "licensee" means the holder of a licence granted under section 3;

   "market service" means a service of stage carriages or express carriages for the carriage of passengers and goods between any place within the Rural District of the Corporate Area (as defined and described in the Second Schedule to the Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation Act) and any market within the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region;

[21/1953 s 2(b); 9/1998 s 3(b)(i) and (ii).]

   "market service licence" means a market service licence granted under section 4:

[21/1953 s 2(b).]

   "stage carriage'', "express carriage", "contract carriage", "hackney carriage", "route taxi", "road licence", "Licensing Authority" and "Road Authority" shall have the same meaning as in the Road Traffic Act;

[20/2005 s 15.]

   "the undertaking" means the equipment, vehicles, buildings, and plant, used by the licensee for the purpose of providing the public passenger transport service in accordance with any licence granted under section 3.

   (2) In this Act references to the variation of the conditions of a market service licence shall be construed as including references to the cancellation of any condition or the insertion of an additional condition.

[21/1953 s 2(c).]

3   Power to grant exclusive transport licence

   (1) The Minister may grant to any person an exclusive licence on such conditions as may be specified therein to provide public passenger transport services within and throughout the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region by means of stage carriages or express carriages or both.

[21/1953 s 3(a); 9/1998 s 2(b).]

   (2) Subject to the provisions of this section during the continuance in force of any exclusive licence granted under subsection (1) no person shall hold or be granted a road licence authorising the use of any stage carriage or express carriage within the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region and no person except the licensee shall carry within the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region any person on any vehicle while that vehicle is being used as a stage carriage or express carriage.

[9/1998 s 2(b).]

   (3) Nothing in subsection (2) shall prevent-

   (a)   the operation in any way of the Jamaica Railway Corporation;

   (b)   the grant or holding of a road licence authorising the operation of a contract carriage service or a hackney carriage service within the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region;

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