BUS operators will be given compliance certificates for passing and fulfilling phase one of the Quality Assurance Maintenance System program.
LTA spokesman Iliesa Sokia said the awards came after three months of implementation, monitoring and assessments.
Mr Sokia said those awarded would have fulfilled all phase one standard requirements and would be given a Certificate of Accreditation by CEO Naisa Tuinaceva.
"Fifteen bus operators have been visited in the Central Division to adopt and implement the QAMS program and so far five have fully implemented the standards and requirement prescribed as part of the QAMS," he said.
"Those who have implemented the QAMS program were strictly assessed in areas such as the status and condition of their bus garages and ramps.
"Assessments were also carried out on their respective daily inspection procedures and methodology, defect reporting, vehicles safety instructions and a compact maintenance program that is consistent and effective."
Mr Sokia said LTA's standards and compliance division carried out the assessment adhering conclusively on the maximum standard requirement of the QAMS.
"The Fiji Bus Operators Association has given its full endorsement on the program and the authority believes that if it's fully implemented it shall bring about some control in future bus fires.
"The QAMS has been developed to provide guidelines to individual operators on how to adopt an efficient, consistent and sustainable fleet maintenance system.
"Though efforts have been made to the relevant authority to regulate and make it mandatory, it has so far been received with a lot of acknowledgement and appreciation."
Mr Sokia said the LTA observed that in some public service transport systems the concern for safety and the desire to develop and implement accident prevention program occurred only in response to an accident.