The Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (GoRTT) has granted authorisation for the issuance of a Taxi Owners Fuel Relief Grant to mitigate the economic impacts faced by Taxi Owners, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ministry of Works and Transport in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance will issue a one-time payment Relief Grant to qualified, registered owners of operational H-Taxis only.
Owners of operational H-Taxis are required to provide the following documents to access the Taxi Owner Relief Grant:
Completed Taxi Owner Relief Grant Application Form
Valid Identification Card
Copy of Valid Insurance Certificate for the Taxi
Copy of Inspection Certificate for Taxi for the period January 2019 to present (a copy of the inspection receipt will not be accepted
Copy of the Certified Copy of Vehicle Registration for the Taxi
Completed application forms are to be submitted to the President of the respective Taxi Driver’s Associations
Once the information is certified, the application is then submitted to the Trinidad and Tobago Taxi Drivers Network for final verification and submission to the Office of the Transport Commissioner to begin the payment process.
Persons who are unable to utilise or access the Trinidad and Tobago Taxi Drivers Network or a relevant Taxi Driver’s Association are asked to submit their completed application forms with supporting documents directly to the Ministry of Works and Transport via the following locations:
Head Office - Corner of Richmond and London Streets, Port of Spain
District Administrative Office Caroni - St. Yves Street, Chaguanas
District Administrative Office St. Andrew/St. David - Guaico, Sangre Grande
Applications are to be submitted between the hours of 8AM and 4PM. When submitting applications, all documents should be placed in a sealed envelope with the applicants name and contact number. Applicants are also reminded that there is a dress code in effect when conducting business at the Ministry’s Offices.
Deadline for the submission of applications: Friday 28th August, 2020.
Application forms can be accessed via the Ministry of Works and Transport’s website www.mowt.gov.tt.
As we continue to navigate the “new normal” as it relates to the provision of public transportation, the Ministry of Works and Transport looks forward to the continued cooperation of Taxi Owners and Operators.
For further information, please contact 625-1225 Ext 10813 and 10818.
Please be guided accordingly.