3-wheelers allowed to use expressways, TRB says

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Since last year, certain three-wheeled vehicles have been allowed to use the expressways.


  • What was the specific Department Order allows three-wheeled vehicles to use tollways in the country?

    It is the Department Order 202-006.
  • What is the engine specification for three-wheel vehicles to be allowed to ply expressways?

    The vehicle’s engine should be at least 600cc.
  •  When was the order issued?

    Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade issued Department Order 2021-006 in February last year.
  • During a virtual roundtable, Toll Regulatory Board Executive Director Atty. Alvin Carullo shared that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has issued Department Order (DO) 2021-006 in February 2021.

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    The order, issued by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, was made as supplemental rules to the DO 2007-38 (which is commonly known as “Rules and Regulations Governing the Use of Limited Access Facilities”).

    DO 2021-006 Based on the order, the three-wheeled motorcycles that have 600cc engines are allowed to use the expressways “subject to terms and conditions as provided for under DO 2007-38.”

    DO 2021-006

    However, not all three-wheeled motorcycles are allowed to ply the country’s toll roads as those only without side cars are permitted to drive there.

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