Mandaue Tricycle terminal to start operating next Week

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Edwin Jumao-as, Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team) executive director, said 30 tricycles can be accommodated in the tricycle terminal, of which 15 are for the unloading area and 15 for the loading area

THE Mandaue City Public Market will start to operate its new tricycle terminal next week, local officials said on Saturday, July 10, 2021.

The Traffic Enforcement Agency of Mandaue (Team), particularly its Engineering Division, has started preparing the tricycle terminal, which is located on B. Ceniza St. just beside the public market’s left wing.

Edwin Jumao-as, Team executive director, said 30 tricycles can be accommodated in the tricycle terminal, of which 15 are for the unloading area and 15 for the loading area.

Jumao-as added that the initial plan for the terminal fee will be P20 a day and P2 per exit from the terminal.

But Edgar Seno, head of the market authority, told SunStar Cebu that they will still have a final meeting of Team, the City Market Authority and Mandaue City Councilor Jimmy Lumapas for the final preparations and rates for the tricycle terminal.

Parking space

Last month, the Mandaue City Council adopted a resolution providing for a designated parking space in the Mandaue City Public Market to be utilized as a tricycle terminal for members of the Looc Mandaue Tricycle Operators-Drivers Association (LOMANTODA Inc.).

As stated in the resolution, the public market needs to have in its premises a designated Tricycle Terminal for the convenience of market-goers and to decongest the adjacent roads of tricycles obtaining passengers and turning everywhere as their loading and unloading bay.

For Jumao-as, the adjacent roads such as P. Gomez St., Zamora St. and S.B. Cabahug St. could be affected by the tricycles if the tricycle terminal will not be installed.

Before the operation of the tricycle terminal, the LOMANTODA Inc. shall provide the Team with the list of its legitimate members with Official Receipt/Certificate of Registration, Special Permit to Operate and Team Clearance.

Jumao-as said LOMANTODA Inc. has provided the list of 180 legitimate members who will soon operate in the tricycle terminal.

As of July 9, Jumao-as said only 90 legitimate tricycle drivers have complied with their requirements.

These tricycles will traverse the public market to Barangays Looc, Cambaro, Alang-Alang, Opao and Umapad. (KFD)

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