Media Releases


Deadline Extended for the Submission of applications for the Taxi Owner Fuel Relief Grant

03 Sep 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that the deadline has been extended for the submission of applications for the Taxi Owner Fuel Relief Grant from Friday 28th August, 2020 to September 18th, 2020.

Extension of the validity of expired driving permits to September 30th, 2020

28 Aug 2020

Section 19 (7) of the MVRTA allows for any transfer of registration required to be completed on or before 31st August, 2020 may be completed on or before 31st December, 2020 or such later date as the Minister may, by Order, specify.

Licensing Introduces New Online Appointment Booking System

17 Aug 2020

The Ministry is pleased to announce the launch of a new Online Booking System to facilitate adequate social distancing and crowd control measures for public safety.

Opening of the Priority Bus Route

07 Aug 2020

The Priority Bus Route (PBR) will be open from Saturday 8th August from 8AM to 9PM.

Update in Licensing Division Service Schedule

04 Aug 2020

In light of the new national developments regarding the Covid-19 virus, it has become necessary that the Licensing Division amend its operating systems to ensure that adequate social distancing and crowd control measures are in effect.

Landmark Road Safety Initiative Launched in Trinidad and Tobago

27 May 2020

We stand on the cusp of a historic moment as today, May 27th, 2020, the Ministry of Works and Transport  Operationalises the Demerit Points and New Fixed Penalty Traffic Ticketing System in Trinidad and Tobago.

Landmark Road Safety Initiative Launched in Trinidad and Tobago

27 May 2020

By Proclamation, under the hand of Her Excellency, the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, amendments to the Motor Vehicle and Road Traffic Act (MVRTA), 2017 were brought into effect on May 26th 2020. This proclamation allows for the implementation of a Demerit Points System, New Traffic Ticketing System and Red Light Camera Enforcement System in Trinidad and Tobago.

MOWT Delays Proclamation of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act No. 9 of 2017

31 Mar 2020

In light of the preventative measures contained in the PUBLIC HEALTH (2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (2019-nCoV) (NO. 5) Regulations, 2020, the Ministry of Works and Transport has taken a decision to delay the proclamation of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act No. 9 of 2017 which allows for the introduction of a Demerit Points System, new Traffic Ticketing System, and Red-Light Camera Enforcement System in Trinidad and Tobago.

Waiver of Port charges and affiliated charges relating to the importation of goods

30 Mar 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise all concerned that in light of the COVID-19 global pandemic which is currently impacting the international shipping industry and the restrictions imposed on the importation of non-essential goods in Trinidad and Tobago, a policy was adopted whereby the Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (PATT) and Point Lisas Port Development Corporation (PLIPDECO) will waive certain port charges as it relates to storage of goods at the Port of Spain, Scarborough and Point Lisas Ports in order to ease the burden being faced by importers of goods into Trinidad and Tobago.

MOWT Pleads with Service Providers to be Compassionate in light of Transportation Fare Hike

30 Mar 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport has noted with much concern the recent escalation of transportation fares by some service providers. During these unprecedented times, the free movement of citizens through the use of public transport remains critical to the stability of Trinidad and Tobago. As such, the Ministry is appealing to all transport providers to refrain from charging inflated prices for their service.  Please allow travellers the opportunity to get between work and home without imposing additional fares for their essential transport.
 



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