The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has now opened a total of 49 routes for public utility jeepneys (PUJs) starting today, July 3.
This latest move is an expansion of the 15 initial PUJ routes approved to resume operations last June 22.
However, the traditional jeepneys must first be deemed ‘roadworthy’ before they can return to ferrying passengers.
In line with Memorandum Circular (MC) 2020-006, the government transport agency stated that traditional PUJs can return to their existing routes with no special permit necessary starting July 3, amid the extension of the General Community Quarantine (GCQ).
A QR Code will also be issued to PUJ operators prior to resumption of operations, which must be printed and displayed on the corresponding PUJ unit.
Jeepney operators are also required to furnish LTFRB with a list of ‘roadworthy’ PUJs that are currently registered with the Land Transportation Office (LTO) and have a valid Personal Passenger Insurance Policy.
The transport agency also emphasized that the existing fare of P9.00 for the first four kilometers and P1.50 for succeeding kilometer is still in place, and PUJ drivers and operators shall make no fare adjustments unless approved by the Board.
PUJ operators and drivers are likewise required to implement a set of safety measures for passengers, such as checking of body temperature, wearing masks and gloves at all times, limiting the number of passengers at a maximum 50 percent capacity, and distributing Passenger Contact Forms for COVID-19 tracking.
Below is the list of the 49 approved PUJ routes, according to LTFRB.
- T102 Camarin - Novaliches
- T103 Karuhatan - Ugong
- T104 Malabon - Monumento via Letre
- T105 Malabon (TP) - Navotas (TP)
- T107 Monumento - Navotas via Letre
- T205 Cubao - Proj. 4 via J.P. Rizal
- T206 Cubao - San Juan via N. Domingo
- T208 IBP Road - Lupang Pangako via Gravel Pit Road
- T209 Marikina - Pasig
- T210 Pantranco - Proj. 2 & 3 via Kamuning
- T211 Proj. 2 & 3 - Q Mart
- T212 Sucat-Highway - Bagumbayan
- T213 Ayala - Pateros via JP Rizal
- T215 Marikina - Pateros via Pasig
- T301 A. Boni - A. Mabini via 10th Ave
- T302 A. Bonifacio - D Tuazon/E. Rodriguez Ave.
- T303 A. Rivera - Raon via Severino Reyes
- T305 Ayala - Mantrade via Pasong Tamo
- T306 Ayala - Washington
- T309 Balic-Balic - Quiapo via Lepanto
- T310 Balic-Balic - Bustillos via G. Tuazon
- T311 Balic-Balic - Espana/M. Dela Fuente
- T312 Balintawak - Frisco
- T313 Balut - Blumentritt
- T314 Blumentritt - North Harbor via Divisoria
- T316 Boni - Kalentong JRC via Boni Avenue
- T317 Dian - Libertad
- T318 Divisoria - Gastambide via Morayta
- T320 Divisoria - Pier North via Plaza Moriones
- T321 Divisoria - Quiapo via Evangelista
- T322 Evangelista - Libertad
- T323 Divisoria - Velasquez
- T324 Guadalupe Market - L. Guinto via Pasig Line
- T326 L. Guinto - Sta. Ana
- T327 Herbosa/Pritil - P. Guevarra via Tayuman
- T328 Kalentong/JRC - P. Victorino via P. Cruz
- T330 Divisoria - Sta. Cruz via San Nicolas
- T331 Kayamanan C - PRC via Pasong Tamo
- T332 L. Guinto - Zobel Roxas via Paco
- T333 Lardizabal - Rizal Ave. via M. Dela Fuente
- T334 Lealtad - Quiapo (Barbosa) via Lepanto
- T335 Kalentong/JRC - Libertad (Mandaluyong) Nueve de Pebrero
- T336 Kalentong/JRC - Namayan via Vergara
- T338 North Harbor - Quiapo via Evangelista
- T340 P. Faura - San Andres
- T343 Quezon Ave. - Sta. Mesa Market via Araneta Avenue
- T344 Crame - San Juan via Pinaglabanan
- T401 Alabang - Sucat via M.L. Quezon
- T402 Soldiers Hill (Phase IV) - Talon via Alvarez
LTFRB also warns that those who fail to comply with the conditions set by the Board will incur penalties ranging from fines to the cancellation or suspension of the Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) or Provisional Authority (PA).
Photos from LTFRB Facebook Page, PIO-Baguio Facebook Page