LTFRB Issues Fare Matrix to More Than 2,000 PUJ Drivers
After warning public utility jeepney drivers and operators that they can’t charge the recently-approved PHP10 minimum fare if they don’t have the official fare matrix issued by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), the agency finally began issuing the aforementioned document yesterday, November 5, to 2,356 drivers and operators in the National Capital Region (NCR), Central and Southern Luzon.
The new fare matrix reflects the PHP10 minimum fare which took effect last November 2. As we reported last week though, according to the LTFRB’s technical division, since the fare hike was approved in October 18, no operator in the NCR has yet paid for the required fees to be issued the said fare matrix, prompting the agency to warn drivers that if they are charging their passengers the new fare without the new fare matrix on display in their jeepney, they will be apprehended for overcharging.
According to the agency, the fare matrices were issued to 803 jeepney drivers and operators in Metro Manila, 717 in Central Luzon, 566 in Southern Luzon, and 279 in its Central Office.