Media Releases


Emergency Road Works at Robert Village, Tableland

31 Dec 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport is currently conducting temporary roadworks to the affected area by widening the opposite side of the road. This emergency intervention will allow continued access to the road and reduce traffic.

Extension of Time for the Completion of Vehicle Registration Transfers and Validity of Certain Documents issued by the Licensing Division

30 Dec 2020

These amendments to the MVRTA took effect on 22nd December, 2020 and provide for a further extension of time as follows:

(1) any transfer of vehicle registration required to be completed on or before 31st December, 2020 may be completed on or before 31st March, 2021; and

(2) the validity of driver’s permits, taxi driver licences, badges, certificates or other documents issued by the Licensing Division which expired on or before 31st December 2020 shall be deemed valid until 31st March, 2021.

The MOWT Introduces a Three Month Moratorium on the Enforcement of the new Regulations for Vehicle Window Tint

18 Dec 2020

The Ministry wishes to advise the general public that effective December 07, 2020, a three (3) month moratorium was granted to allow citizens sufficient time to ensure that their motor vehicle is in accordance with the new Regulations.

Opening Hours of Fixed Penalty Notice Payment Centres During the Holiday Season

18 Dec 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public of the change in opening hours of the Trinidad and Tobago Postal Corporation (TTPOST) for the payment of Fixed Penalty Notices (Traffic Tickets).

MOWT Responds to the Existing Condition of the La Horquetta Walkover

03 Dec 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport duly notes the concerns of the general public as it relates to recent footage circulating in the public domain on the existing condition of the La Horquetta Walkover. Given the understandable level of concern for safety, the Ministry would like to take this opportunity to clarify some key points as it relates to the maintenance and upgrade of this particular structure.

Repairs to the B1/2 Bridge at Golden Grove Road Commences

14 Oct 2020

On Tuesday 13th October 2020, the carriageway that spans the length of the B1/2 Bridge, Golden Grove Road collapsed making the roadway inaccessible to localized traffic. The Ministry of Works and Transport is mindful of the criticality of this connector bridge as it serves as a main access point between the Churchill Roosevelt Highway and the Eastern Main Road. As such, works are ongoing to restore unencumbered travel to drivers in the shortest possible time.

Confirmed Arson on Bamboo # 1 Pump Site

12 Oct 2020

Confirmed Arson on Bamboo # 1 Pump Site : On October 12th 2020, the Trinidad and Tobago Fire Service (TTFS) confirmed a deliberate attack of arson on the Bamboo #1 Pump Site, Bamboo #1 Settlement, Valsayn.

No New Appointments at the San Fernando Licensing Office

09 Oct 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to inform the general public that all new appointments at the San Fernando Licensing Office have been placed on hold until Tuesday 13th October, 2020. New appointments at the San Fernando Licensing Office will resume on Wednesday October 14, 2020.

Extension of the Validity of Expired Driver's Permits

02 Oct 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise members of the public of recent amendments to sections 19 (7) and 61B (1) of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 48:50 (MVRTA). The amendments were brought into operation by section 25(a) and (b) of the Miscellaneous Amendments (No. 2) Act, 2020. The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Extension of Time for the Validity of Certain Documents) Order, 2020 signed by the Minister of Works and Transport, the Honourable Rohan Sinanan on the 14th day of September 2020 further extended the validity of drivers permits, taxi driver licences, badges, certificates or other documents issued by the Licensing Division which expired on or before 31st August, 2020 to be deemed valid until 31st December, 2020.

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.



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