Monday 23 November, 2020

Here’s how to apply for the taxi fuel relief grant

Pictured: Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan distributes the Taxi Owner Fuel Relief Grant. Photo courtesy the Ministry of Works and Transport.

Pictured: Works and Transport Minister Rohan Sinanan distributes the Taxi Owner Fuel Relief Grant. Photo courtesy the Ministry of Works and Transport.

Taxi owners and operators are encouraged to apply for the Taxi Owners Fuel Relief Grant.

The $750 grant was introduced by Government as a means of mitigating the economic impacts faced by Taxi Owners, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The one-time payment will be issued to qualified, registered owners of operational H-Taxis only.

To access the grant, owners of operational H-Taxis are required to provide:

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

Here’s how to apply:

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

(b) 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. 

(c) 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 via the following locations: 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

Applications will be accepted between 8 am and 4 pm.

All documents must be placed in a sealed envelope with the applicant's name and contact number.  Applicants are also reminded that there is a dress code in effect when conducting business at the Ministry’s Offices. 

The deadline for the submission of applications is August 28.

Application forms can be accessed via the Ministry of Works and Transport’s website www.mowt.gov.tt

For further information, contact 625-1225 Ext 10813 and 10818.

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