Taxi owners wishing to take advantage of Government’s Taxi Owner Fuel Relief Grant have until Friday 18 September 2020, to send in their applications.

In July 2020, Government gave authorisation for the issuance of a Taxi Owners Fuel Relief Grant to mitigate the economic impacts faced by Taxi Owners, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Grant is a one-time payment to qualified, registered owners of operational H-Taxis only. It is being facilitated by Ministry of Works and Transport, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance.

Interested persons can access the application forms via the Ministry of Works and Transport’s website at www.mowt.gov.tt, on the Forms menu option on the Transport Division’s webpage (www.mowt.gov.tt → Divisions → Transport Division→ Forms].  For further information, citizens should contact 625-1225 Ext 10813 and 10818.

The Ministry advises that the completed applications, along with supporting documents must be submitted in a sealed envelope with the applicant’s name and contact number to one of the following:

●  The President of the respective Taxi Driver’s Associations; or

●  The Ministry of Works and Transport at one of the following offices between the hours of 8AM to 4PM:

     − Head Office – Corner of Richmond and London Streets, Port of Spain

     − District Administrative Office Caroni – St. Yves Street, Chaguanas

     − District Administrative Office St. Andrew/St. David – Guaico, Sangre Grande

Owners of operational H-Taxis must have the following documents accompany their applications for the Grant:

●  Completed Taxi Owner Relief Grant Application Form

●  Valid Identification Card

●  Copy of Valid Insurance Certificate for the Taxi

●  Copy of Inspection Certificate for Taxi for the period January 2019 to present (a copy of the inspection receipt will not be accepted

●  Copy of the Certified Copy of Vehicle Registration for the Taxi

The Application Process

Completed application forms are to be submitted to the President of the respective Taxi Driver’s Associations

Once the information is certified, the application is then submitted to the Trinidad and Tobago Taxi Drivers Network for final verification and submission to the Office of the Transport Commissioner to begin the payment process.

Persons who are unable to utilise or access the Trinidad and Tobago Taxi Drivers Network or a relevant Taxi Driver’s Association are asked to submit their completed application forms with supporting documents directly to the Ministry of Works and Transport to one of the aforementioned offices.

Applicants are also reminded that there is a dress code in effect when conducting business in person, at the Ministry’s Offices.

Image courtesy Ministry of Works and Transport