UV Express, modern jeeps to resume operations
Mass transport is making a gradual return in the National Capital Region (NCR). After the resumption of operations of train and rail operators and public utility buses (PUBs) beginning June 1, it’s now the turn of UV Express and jeepney operators and drivers to return to work.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has given modern public utility jeepneys (PUJs) the go signal to resume operations starting today, June 12, beginning with 15 Metro routes, as part of the agency's Phase 2 plans for public transportation under general community quarantine (GCQ).
In a memorandum circular released last June 19, Friday, the LTFRB said that modern PUJs and other units that have complied with the requirements set by the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines (OFG) will be allowed to ply the initial 15 identified jeepney routes, which include:
- Novaliches – Malinta via Paso de Blas
- Bagumbayan Taguig – Pasig via San Joaquin
- Fort Bonifacio Gate 3 – Guadalupe-Market Market-ABC Loop Service
- Pandacan – Leon Guinto
- Quezon Avenue – LRT 5th Avenue Station
- Cubao (Diamond) – Roces Super Palengke
- EDSA Buendia-Mandaluyong City Hall via Jupiter, Rockwell
- Divisoria-Gasak via H. Lopez
- Punta-Quiapo via Sta. Ana
- Boni Pinatubo – Stop and Shop, vice versa
- Boni Robinson’s Complex-Kalentong/JRC vice versa
- Nichols-Vito Cruz
- Filinvest City Loop
- Alabang Town Center (ATC)-Ayala Alabang Village
- Vito Cruz Taft Avenue-PITX Loop Service
LTFRB also plans to reopen another 20 PUJ routes—10 on June 24 then another 10 on June 26—before the month ends.
Aside from jeepneys, LTFRB is also currently developing guidelines that will allow UV Express back on the road within the month, now that NCR has transitioned to GCQ
LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III said that the technical working group (TWG) comprising representatives from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and LTFRB is putting the finishing touches on the proposed guidelines for the resumption of operations of UV Express ferrying people to and from Metro Manila.
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