Media Releases


Launch of the Electronic Vehicle Inspection System

29 Mar 2022

As part of its agenda and commitment to improving the delivery of services at the Licensing Division, the Ministry of Works and Transport launched the new Electronic Vehicle Inspection System (EVIS) on March 25th, 2022.

Update on Roadway Failure on Mosquito Creek

08 Mar 2022

The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) wishes to provide an update on the road failure along the Mosquito Creek.

MOWT introduces Amendments to the Demerit Point System

28 Feb 2022

The Ministry undertook a review and implemented changes to the Demerit Points System. This review took into consideration the concerns of stakeholders and the general public, as it related to the number of demerit points applicable for several minor traffic violations.

Further Extension of the Validity of Certain Documents issued by the Licensing Division

24 Jan 2022

Given the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the operations of the Licensing Division, the Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise members of the public that a further extension of time has taken effect in respect of the following:

Gradual Enforcement of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Windscreen and Window Tint) Regulations, 2020

29 Dec 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that there will be a transition period of six (6) months for the gradual enforcement of the Motor Vehicles and Road Traffic (Windscreen and Window Tint) Regulations, 2020 (the Regulations) effective January 1st, 2022.

Unauthorized Use of the Priority Bus Route

28 Dec 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the public that the validity of 2021 Priority Bus Route (PBR) Permits will expire on Friday 31st December, 2021.

Closure of Licensing Offices from Dec. 24, 2021 to Jan., 02, 2022

23 Dec 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public of the closure of all Licensing Offices from December 24, 2021 to January 02, 2022.

Closure of St. James Licensing Office - 30th Nov. 2021 - 3rd Dec. 2021

29 Nov 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the general public that the St. James Licensing Office will be closed from Tuesday 30th November 2021 to Friday 03rd December 2021. 

Update on Partial Opening of the Priority Bus Route (PBR)

12 Nov 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport wishes to advise the public that authorisation has been granted to LIGHT MOTOR VEHICLES ONLY to utilize the Priority Bus Route from Pashley Street, Beetham to Vierra Street, Port of Spain from today (Thursday 11th November 2021) until further notice.

Theft of Government Property at Sea Lots Pump House

23 Oct 2021

The Ministry of Works and Transport once again notes with great concern the trend of theft and intentional damage to Government property by private citizens.



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