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Ministry of Works & Transport

PBR Vehicle Authorization for 2015

PBR Vehicle Authorization for 2015 Printable Version

15 Jan 2015

VEHICLES AUTHORIZED TO USE THE PRIORITY BUS ROUTE (PBR) FOR 2015:
FRI JAN 16 IS DEADLINE FOR VALIDITY OF 2014 PBR PERMITS


The Ministry of Works and Infrastructure has viewed with concern the number of unauthorized vehicles that use the Priority Bus Route (PBR) and wishes to advise the public that:

A)  All PBR, Permanent, Temporary, Special and Letter permits which were issued in 2014 will no longer be valid for the Route with effect from Saturday 17, January, 2015.

B)
  In accordance with the Highways Act, Classification of Highways Order Part 1B, Special Roads Trinidad, Priority Bus Route Section 2:

The Priority Bus Route is to be used exclusively by:
(a)  Public Service vehicles of the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC);
(b)  Police Service vehicles marked as such;
(c)  Fire Service Vehicles and Ambulances;
(d)  Vehicles and Road Traffic Regulations 38, rule 12(4) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Regulations to use sirens and flashing roof-lights to pre-empt the right of way of other vehicles of based on the existence of an emergency situation;
(e)  Vehicles used for the repair or maintenance of the PBR or any service supplied by a public utility along that route.

C)  Private vehicles displaying one of the following PBR Permits, i.e. Permanent, Temporary, Special, or Letter Permits.


D)  Commercial vehicles displaying the following PBR permit
Maxi Taxi - RED


NO OTHER PERMITS or EMBLEMS OTHERWISE DISPLAYED ON A VEHICLE AUTHORISES THAT VEHICLE TO USE THE PRIORITY BUS ROUTE.

N.B. With the ONLY EXCEPTION to the above being private motor vehicles making use of the PBR under the Private Motor Vehicles Priority Bus Route (PBR) Scheme valid until March 31, 2015.

Please be reminded also that the speed limit on the Priority Bus Route  is 65 kph and failure to comply could result in the PBR Permit being suspended or revoked.

Please be guided accordingly.



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