UV Express, modern jeeps to resume operations
Mass transportation is gradually returning to the National Capital Region (NCR). Following the resumption of operations by train and rail operators and public utility buses (PUBs) from June 1, it is now the turn of operators and drivers of UV Express and Jeepney to get back to work.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has given modern public jeepneys (PUJs) the go-ahead as of today, June 12, starting with 15 subway lines, as part of the agency's Phase 2 plans to resume Community Quarantine (GCQ) for public transportation in general.
In a memorandum circular dated June 19, Friday, the LTFRB said that modern PUJs and other entities that met the requirements of the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines (OFG) were allowed to serve the first 15 identified Jeepney routes, including:
Novaliches - Malinta via Paso de Blas
Bagumbayan Taguig - Pasig via San Joaquin
Fort Bonifacio Gate 3 - Guadalupe Market Market ABC Loop Service
Pandacan - Leon Guinto
Quezon Avenue - LRT 5th Avenue Station
Cubao (diamond) - Roces Super Palengke
EDSA Buendia-Mandaluyong City Hall over Jupiter, Rockwell
Divisoria-Gasak on H. Lopez
Punta-Quiapo via Sta. Ana
Bonuses Pinatubo - Stop and Shop, vice versa
Robinson's Complex Kalentong / JRC bonuses reversed
Filinvest City Loop
Alabang Town Center (ATC) - Ayala Alabang Village
Vito Cruz Taft Avenue PITX loop service
LTFRB also plans to reopen 20 more PUJ routes - 10 on June 24 and another 10 on June 26 - before the month ends.
Aside from Jeepneys, LTFRB is currently developing guidelines that allow UV Express to get back on the road within a month after NCR switched to GCQ
LTFRB Facebook page
LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III said that the Technical Working Party (TWG), which is composed of representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the LTFRB, is gradually proposing the guidelines for resuming the operation of UV Express ferries Metro Manila gives the finishing touches.
Photos from the Facebook page of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board
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