Frequently Asked Questions

The Ministry of Works and Transport's Head Office is located at the Corner of Richmond and London Streets, Port of Spain

No! The Highways Division of the Ministry of Works and Transport is currently responsible for 2,050 kilometres of the 9,592 kilometres (or 21%) of roads throughout Trinidad. This is commonly referred to as the ‘Highways Division Road Network’. The Division also has responsibility for 1,200 bridges and 2,500 culverts which populate the portion of the road network under its purview. 

The minor roads fall under the authority of the Regional Corporations.

The Tobago House of Assembly is responsible for roads in Tobago

If you require further information, please contact us!
Mailing               Ministry of Works and Transport
Address:            Corner Richmond and London Streets, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Telephone:        1 (868) 625-1225

Infrastructure Rehabilitation Hotline:  623-MEND
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The time is now for the transformation and modernization of the Licensing Division through the use of modern technology. With the introduction of the Demerit Points System, a Red-Light Camera Enforcement System and a new Traffic Ticketing System, the Licensing Division required ground-breaking transformation of its business processes and services, to improve its efficiency to meet growing customer demands.

The Ministry of Works and Transport will operationalize the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Amendment) Act, No. 9 of 2017 by launching a software management system called the UTURN System. UTURN will digitize many of the business processes and services of the Licensing Division by making transactions faster and easier.

With over one (1) million registered vehicles and 800,000 authorised drivers, it is no longer ‘business as usual’ at the Licensing Division. This operational transformation is needed, to accommodate the demands of the new progressive legislative initiatives, as well as an increasing number of daily transactions.

What is the Demerit Points System?

The Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic Act was amended in 2017, and brought the Judiciary, representatives of the Ministry of Works and Transport, the Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs, the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, TTPost and other stakeholders into a collaborative working relationship, to implement a new traffic system.

The Demerit Points System – utilised to monitor, track and improve the road behaviour of drivers, was conceived and implemented as a part of this transformative traffic system.

The red-light camera system is a road safety technology which provides 24-hour monitoring of an intersection for red light breaches by motorists. When a vehicle is captured breaching the red light, a photograph and video recording are electronically transferred to the Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC), where a team of highly trained and certified analysts and inspection officers will review the footage to determine and confirm whether a breach of the red-light traffic signal did occur. Once determined and confirmed, a citation notice will be generated and delivered to you via TTPOST courier service.