PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORT (RURAL AREA) ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

   3   Power to grant exclusive transport licence

   4   Market service licences

   5   Duty of franchise holder

   6   Revocation or termination of exclusive licence

   7   Establishment of Board

   8   General duty and powers of the Board

   9   Exclusion of certain provisions of Road Traffic Act

   10   Appeals

   11   Jurisdiction of Supreme Court to hear applications, etc

   12   Insurance Fund

   13   Relief from customs duty

   14   Annual duties

   15   Penalty

   16   Regulations

   17   Modification of Road Traffic Act

      SCHEDULES

 

THE PUBLIC PASSENGER TRANSPORT (RURAL AREA) ACT

[Date of Commencement: 25th August, 1970]

Acts
40 of 1969,
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 (Rural Area) Act.

2   Interpretation

   (1) In this Act-

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

   "Corporate Area" ......

[9/1998 s 8.]

   "exclusive licence" means a licence granted under subsection (1) of section 3;

   "franchise holder" means the holder of an exclusive licence;

   "Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region" has the same meaning as in the Public Passenger Transport (Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region) Act;

[9/1998 s 8.]

   "licensed Area" means an area in respect of which an exclusive licence is in force; and, in relation to a franchise holder means the area in respect of which such a licence has been granted to that franchise holder;

"Licensing Authority", "Road Authority" and "road licence" shall have the same meaning as in the Road Traffic Act;

   "market service" means a service of stage carriages or express carriages for the carriage of passengers and goods between any place within a licensed Area and any market within that Area;

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

   "Rural Area" means that part of Jamaica which is not within the Kingston Metropolitan Transport Region;

[9/1998 s 8.]

   "stage carriage", "express carriage", "contract carriage", "hackney carriage" and "route taxi" shall have the same meaning respectively as in the Road Traffic Act;

[20/2005 s 15.]

   "the undertaking" means the equipment, vehicles, buildings, and plant, used by a franchise holder for the purpose of providing the passenger transport service in accordance with any exclusive licence.

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