Media Releases


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.
 

Management of COVID-19- Guidelines for Public Transport

21 Mar 2020

The free movement of citizens through the use of public transport is critical for our country’s stability.  The novel coronavirus (COVID-19), now declared a global pandemic, has changed every facet of our daily operations. As such, the Ministry of Works and Transport has taken decisive action to ensure that the health and safety of the travelling public is addressed, given the reliance of thousands of citizens on these services.

The Ministry of Works and Transport to introduce a five month waiver on the renewal of driving permits

20 Mar 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport is pleased to advise the national community that due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, it is currently collaborating with the Honourable Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs to amend the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act, Chapter 48:50 to extend the validity of specific permits issued under the Licensing Authority.
 

MOWT Debunks Fake News of Overcrowding at Caroni Licensing Office

20 Mar 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport is deeply concerned about the circulation of inaccurate information as it relates to the congregation of large crowds at the Licensing Head Office-Frederick Settlement, Caroni. The current outbreak of COVID-19 is certainly unsettling. Paranoia is a totally normal reaction. However, the public is urged to refrain from circulating inaccurate information that can lead to unnecessary panic in the public domain.

The U Turn Software Management System will go LIVE on March 2nd, 2020

01 Mar 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport, in keeping with our commitment to launch the UTURN System, is pleased to announce that on March 02nd 2020, the UTURN Software Management System will go live.

Update on Ongoing Rehabilitation Works Along the Cascade Main Road

01 Mar 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport would like to update the general public on ongoing rehabilitation works along the Cascade Main Road.

'The Embassy' Vessel to be Resurveyed

18 Feb 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that on Sunday 16 February 2020, passengers were evacuated from a Motor Vessel ‘The Embassy’ during an event. Pursuant to Section 238 of the Shipping Act, the vessel must be re-surveyed to resume service.

Traffic Disruption on Eastern Main Road between Railway Road and Oropouche Road, Eastern Main Road, Sangre Grande

11 Feb 2020

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that repairs commenced between Railway Road and Oropouche Road, Eastern Main Road, Sangre Grande during the week of January 20th, 2020.



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