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Transport Authority U-turn on PSV suspensions

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Transport Authority U-turn on PSV suspensions

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The Transport Authority has acknowledged that it made a mistake when it issued suspension letters to 14 public service vehicle permit holders for various infractions.

“We made an error,” a source associated with the Transport Authority stated after it was revealed that the one-month suspensions had been reversed.

Yesterday, Kenneth Best, president of the Association of Public Transport Operators (APTO), told the media that the decision to withdraw the letters came about following a meeting on Tuesday between APTO and the Transport Authority.

“There was a discussion with the Transport Authority from APTO in relation to the suspension and we all went through the Transport Authority Act and regulations to see the legality of the suspension. When we checked . . . the legislation speaks about where the Transport Authority has the right to investigate and make a decision. The law provides that when you make a decision that decision must be communicated to the person within 60 days. We discovered that some of the decisions that were made were communicated outside of the 60 days. So they decided that that would not have covered the particular section of the law which allows their action to be fully fulfilled.” (MB)

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