Modern jeepneys to resume operations in NCR; Not for Traditional jeepneys-phaseout to proceed

Malacañang said traditional jeepneys will not make a comeback anytime soon because of the impossibility of implementing physical distancing in the said vehicles.

Roque, in an interview with ANC, instead, said modern jeepneys will soon be deployed.

To help the displaced jeepney drivers, Roque said they may be hired as contact-tracers.

Jeepney operators and drivers will have to face the reality that their days are numbered with the looming phaseout of old jeepneys, a transport official said on Monday night.

Articles Inside:

Palace: No comeback for jeepneys yet; drivers may be hired as contact tracers - news.mb.com.ph

Modern jeepneys to resume operations in NCR on June 22 – Palace - politics.com.ph

Traditional jeepney phaseout to proceed - www.philstar.com


Palace: No comeback for jeepneys yet; drivers may be hired as contact tracers

Malacañang said traditional jeepneys will not make a comeback anytime soon because of the impossibility of implementing physical distancing in the said vehicles.

Presidential spokesman Harry Roque made the statement following suggestions to allow jeepneys to resume operations following the transportation woes that marred the first day of the implementation of the general community quarantine (GCQ) in Metro Manila on Monday.

Roque, in an interview with ANC, instead, said modern jeepneys will soon be deployed.

To help the displaced jeepney drivers, Roque said they may be hired as contact-tracers.

“We’re actually considering alternative livelihoods for them. There is a suggestion that they be employed as contact-tracers because we do need about 120,000 of them. There’s only about 30,000 employed so far,” he said.

To help the displaced jeepney drivers, Roque said they may be hired as contact-tracers.


Source: https://news.mb.com.ph/2020/06/03/palace-no-comeback-for-jeepneys-yet-drivers-may-be-hired-as-contact-tracers/


Modern jeepneys to resume operations in NCR on June 22 – Palace

By Prince Golez


Modern jeepneys in Metro Manila will be allowed to operate starting June 22, Malacañang announced Thursday.

However, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said that traditional jeeps will still be prohibited to ply their routes.

“Ang modern PUVs (public utility vehicles) allowed sila mag operate begining 22 June 2020. Hindi pa kasama ang traditional. Pinag-aaralan pero may possibility. Pero hindi pa tapos ang pag-aaral ng LTFRB (Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board),” according to him.

Asked about the possibility of ride-hailing app Angkas to resume operations next week, Roque said the Department of Health is studying its proposed special suit if it will be sufficient to provide distancing.

Under General Community Quarantine, only train and bus augmentation, bus augmentation units, taxis and Transport Network Vehicle Service, shuttle services, point-to-point buses, and bicycles are allowed.

Public utility buses and UV Express may also be allowed to operate on Monday.


Source: https://politics.com.ph/modern-jeepneys-to-resume-operations-in-ncr-on-june-22-palace/


Traditional jeepney phaseout to proceed

With still no clear timeline as to when they can resume operations amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, the Philippines’ traditional jeepneys, dubbed “king of the road,” may no longer be plying major thoroughfares in Metro Manila.

Jeepney operators and drivers will have to face the reality that their days are numbered with the looming phaseout of old jeepneys, a transport official said on Monday night.

In an interview with “The Chiefs” on One News, Alberto Suansing, senior consultant for the Department of Transportation (DOTr), said the phaseout of old jeepneys would push through this year.

“It’s true that there is a plan to phase out traditional jeepneys and they knew it will come because since 2017 we have been talking with the jeepney operators and their leaders,” Suansing said.

He said jeepney operators had all the time since 2017 to comply with the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program.

“Before the COVID-19 situation, they were given until June 30 to consolidate their franchises and start forming a legal entity like a cooperative. The LTFRB will issue one franchise for them. We told them if they can’t consolidate their franchise, then they lose the chance of being given another franchise to operate in that route,” Suansing said.

Suansing, however, said old jeepneys would still have the chance to operate this year as the deadline for them to consolidate has been extended until December.

He said there are more than 2,000 modernized jeepneys in Metro Manila.

Jeepneys were not allowed to operate in Metro Manila after all forms of public transportation were suspended last March due to the enhanced community quarantine.

Under the DOTr’s two-phased approach for the resumption of public transportation in Metro Manila, jeepneys would only be allowed to operate starting June 22, but only if higher capacity vehicles would not be enough.

Even by then, modern jeepneys will be prioritized over the old jeepneys, according to transport officials.

Suansing said the June 22 schedule is not set in stone as the DOTr may allow vehicles that are only allowed to operate under phase two such as public utility buses, modern PUVs and UV Express to operate earlier if the need arises.

“We will do certain adjustments. One of the considerations is to implement phase two at an earlier period,” he said.

The situation in terms of stranded commuters improved yesterday compared to Monday as the government fielded more buses, DOTr Assistant Secretary Goddess Libiran said.

Libiran said said the agency opened two city bus routes: Angat-Quezon Avenue and Dasmariñas-PITX.

“We also coordinated with other government agencies for the provision of free rides. Bus augmentation services were put in place along railway lines and more P2P buses were allowed to operate,” she said.


Source: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2020/06/03/2018383/traditional-jeepney-phaseout-proceed


Related Articles:


Out of Job Jeepney Drivers in PH Now Turn to Begging for Food

Click to Read Full Story: https://www.bloggersjournalph.com/post/out-of-job-jeepney-drivers-in-ph-now-turn-to-begging-for-food



Prohibited to Operate due to Pandemic,Jeepney Phaseout to Push this Year-2020

Click to Read Full Story: https://www.bloggersjournalph.com/post/prohibited-to-operate-due-to-pandemic-jeepney-phaseout-to-push-this-year-2020


©2019 by bloggersjournalph. Proudly created with Wix.com