MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is planning to open additional routes for public transportation as more industries open and employees gradually returning to work.
Department of Transportation (DOTr) Assistant Secretary Goddess Hope Libiran said there are no details yet on the list routes or when it will be finalized.
“Pinag-iisipan at pinagpaplanuhan na ng LTFRB ang pagdadagdag ng up to 10 percent sa bilang ng mga ruta ng mga pampublikong sasakyan sa buong bansa,” the official said.
“Kasalukuyang hinihimay-himay ng LTFRB kung ilan na ang mga ruta at sasakyang bumibiyahe sa iba’t-ibang regions para mapagdesisyunan kung ilan at saan pang ruta ang kinakailangang buksan,” she added.
Currently, there are a total of 6,002 units of traditional jeepneys; 900 units of UV Express vehicles; 22,230 units of transport network vehicle service (TNVS); 19,409 units of taxis; and 271 point-to-point buses have been allowed to resume operations.
Also, over 20 routes have been opened for traditional jeepneys.
On Monday (July 20), the agency resumed operations in its central office along East Avenue, Quezon after days of temporary closure to give way to disinfection and decontamination efforts against coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Transactions remain limited and stakeholders are advised to access the agency’s website to process applications online and to minimize physical contact.
Procedures which can be made online include:
- Request for Special Permit
- Correction of Typographical Errors
- Request for Confirmation of Units
- Request for Franchise Verification
- Request for Issuance or Extension of Provisional Authority
- Legal concerns
For inquiries, stakeholders may visit the LTFRB’s official Facebook page. MNP (with reports from Joan Nano)
The post LTFRB to open more routes for public transportation appeared first on UNTV News.