Finally, traditional jeepneys are returning on the road this July 3, as announced by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
According to the board’s guidelines, drivers won’t need special permits to resume operations either. However, only jeepneys listed by operators as registered roadworthy with the Land Transportation Office and have valid Personal Passenger Insurance Policy may ply the roads of Metro Manila once again.
“In lieu of the Special Permit, a corresponding QR Code shall be issued to the operator prior to operation, which must be printed and displayed in the corresponding unit. The operator may secure said QR Code by downloading it from the LTFRB website at www.ltfrb.gov.ph,” the guidelines specified, as reported by PTV.
Of course, safety measures will be in place, including body temperature checks and wearing masks and gloves for drivers. Units may also operate at a maximum of 50 percent capacity only. Meanwhile, passengers will be required to fill out contact forms distributed by drivers for contact tracing purposes.
“No fare adjustment shall be applied unless approved by the Board,” said LTFRB as well, noting that drivers must follow a minimum fare of P9 for the first four kilometers and P1.50 per succeeding kilometer.
Currently, 6,002 jeepney units are set to return on the road through the 49 routes approved by LTFRB.
- Camarin – Novaliches
- Karuhatan – Ugong
- Malabon – Monumento via Letre
- Malabon (TP) – Navotas (TP)
- Monumento – Navotas via Letre
- Cubao – Proj. 4 via J.P. Rizal
- Cubao – San Juan via N. Domingo
- IBP Road – Lupang Pangako via Gravel Pit Road
- Marikina – Pasig
- Pantranco – Proj. 2 & 3 via Kamuning
- Proj. 2 & 3 – Q Mart
- Sucat-Highway – Bagumbayan
- Ayala – Pateros via JP Rizal
- Marikina – Pateros via Pasig
- A. Boni – A. Mabini via 10th Ave
- A. Bonifacio – D Tuazon/E. Rodriguez Ave.
- A. Rivera – Raon via Severino Reyes
- Ayala – Mantrade via Pasong Tamo
- Ayala – Washington
- Balic-Balic – Quiapo via Lepanto
- Balic-Balic – Bustillos via G. Tuazon
- Balic-Balic – Espana/M. Dela Fuente
- Balintawak – Frisco
- Balut – Blumentritt
- Blumentritt – North Harbor via Divisoria
- Boni – Kalentong JRC via Boni Avenue
- Dian – Libertad
- Divisoria – Gastambide via Morayta
- Divisoria – Pier North via Plaza Moriones
- Divisoria – Quiapo via Evangelista
- Evangelista – Libertad
- Divisoria – Velasquez
- Guadalupe Market – L. Guinto via Pasig Line
- L. Guinto – Sta. Ana
- Herbosa/Pritil – P. Guevarra via Tayuman
- Kalentong/JRC – P. Victorino via P. Cruz
- Divisoria – Sta. Cruz via San Nicolas
- Kayamanan C – PRC via Pasong Tamo
- L. Guinto – Zobel Roxas via Paco
- Lardizabal – Rizal Ave. via M. Dela Fuente
- Lealtad – Quiapo (Barbosa) via Lepanto
- Kalentong/JRC – Libertad (Mandaluyong) Nueve de Pebrero
- Kalentong/JRC – Namayan via Vergara
- North Harbor – Quiapo via Evangelista
- P. Faura – San Andres
- Quezon Ave. – Sta. Mesa Market via Araneta Avenue
- Crame – San Juan via Pinaglabanan
- Alabang – Sucat via M.L. Quezon
- Soldiers Hill (Phase IV) – Talon via Alvarez
Traditional jeepneys are among the last public transportation systems to return on the road, following UV Express vans last June 29. Meanwhile, trains, bus augmentations, point-to-point buses, taxis, transport network vehicles, tricycles and modern jeepneys have already been ferrying commuters.
Header photo from Inquirer.net
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