Media Releases


Partial Opening of the Priority Bus Route (PBR)

16 Oct 2021

​The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that authorisation has been granted to LIGHT MOTOR VEHICLES ONLY to utilize the Priority Bus Route from Ramp 1400 (in the vicinity of Citrus Growers Association) to Pashley Street, Beetham from today (Saturday 16th October, 2021) until further notice. Please be guided accordingly. 

Minister Sinanan Meets With Taxi Associations of the Barrackpore Area

14 Oct 2021

Senator the Honourable Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport, alongside senior members of the Ministry's Executive Team, met with Mr. Ravi Ramsingh (President)  and Mr. Randy Soogrim (Public Relations Officer) of the Barrackpore to San Fernando Taxi Association, as well as, Mr. Chandradath Rampersad, President of the Princes Town to Barrackpore Taxi Association on Thursday 14th  October, 2021.

MOWT Addresses Barrackpore Protest Action

11 Oct 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport notes with great concern, recent protest action in the Barrackpore area on Monday 11th October 2021. Burning debris was placed at various points along Rochard Douglas Road, Papourie Road, Kanhai Road, St. Croix Road and Oropouche River Road, which serve as major connectors into the Barrackpore area.

Closure of Authorised TTPOST Payment Locations on Thursday 30th September, 2021

29 Sep 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise members of the general public who are in receipt of fixed penalty notices (traffic tickets), that all authorised Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation (TTPost) payment locations will be closed on Thursday 30th September, 2021 (ONLY). This closure of TTPost’s Corporate Retail Shops is due to the undertaking of its Annual Stock Taking exercise.

Update on Evans Street Road Rehabilitation Programme and Sangre Grande Traffic Disruption 

27 Sep 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) takes this opportunity to address reports in the public domain of deteriorating road infrastructure along Evans Street, Curepe

Further Extension of the Validity of Expired Licensing Documents

13 Sep 2021

Given the impact of the ongoing State of Emergency and the COVID-19 Pandemic on the operations of the Licensing Division, Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago has taken a decision as follows:

1. Driving permits, taxi driver licences, badges, certificates or other documents issued by the Licensing Division which expired on or before January 31st 2022 shall be deemed valid until 1st February 2022.

2. Any transfer of vehicle registration required to be completed on or before January 31st, 2022 may be completed on or before 1st February, 2022.

Works to repair and stabilise the site of a major landslip on the S.S. Erin Road, 16.5 km Mark, Siparia have begun. 

17 Aug 2021

Works to repair and stabilise the site of a major landslip on the S.S. Erin Road, 16.5 km Mark, Siparia have begun. 

While temporary road works were recently undertaken on the landslip, inclement weather has contributed to additional damage causing a complete closure of the roadway.  On Monday 16th August, 2021, Senator Rohan Sinanan, Minister of Works and Transport, participated in a site inspection with a team of officials from the Highways Division who provided an overview of the required technical work plan.

MOWT Successfully Clears North Coast Road Landslide Overnight

11 Aug 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport through the use of in-house resources successfully cleared a landslide that occurred on the North Coast Road in the vicinity of the “Pillars” on August 10th 2021.  This landslide was caused by natural fissures within the rock which deteriorated over time, and was further exacerbated by the recent heavy rainfall, which loosened the material.

Phase 2 - Reopening of Licensing Offices

26 Jul 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to inform the general public that Phase Two - Reopening of all Licensing Offices commenced on Friday 23rd July, 2021with a limited appointment system still in effect. This is necessary to ensure that all COVID-19 health protocols, inclusive of adequate social distancing and crowd control are maintained at all Licensing Office sites.
 

Vehicle Testing Stations Open for Operations

20 Jul 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that effective Monday 19th July, 2021 the inspection of vehicles resumed at all approved Vehicle Testing Stations.This is in keeping with the phased reopening of all Licensing Offices nationwide.



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