1,006 more jeepneys to ply Metro Manila routes
Under Memorandum Circular 2020-43, the LTFRB said a total of 16,213 traditional jeepneys would be plying 178 routes in the metropolis once operational.
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1,006 more jeepneys to ply Metro Manila routes
Neil Jayson Servallos (The Philippine Star) - September 8, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has approved 1,006 more traditional jeepneys to operate along 10 additional routes in Metro Manila starting tomorrow.

Under Memorandum Circular 2020-43, the LTFRB said a total of 16,213 traditional jeepneys would be plying 178 routes in the metropolis once operational.

The new routes are EDSA/North Avenue to Quezon City hall, Marcos Avenue to Quirino Highway, Dapitan to Libertad, Divisoria to Retiro, Divisoria to Sangadaan, Libertad to Washington and Baclaran to Escolta.

The rest of the routes are Baclaran to QI, Blumentritt to Libertad and Blumentritt to Vito Cruz.

The LTFRB said there was no need for jeepney drivers to secure special permits to operate, but they should use downloadable QR (quick response) code and implement the minimum health and safety standards.

These include the 50 percent passenger capacity and the “no mask, no shield, no entry” policy.

“They are also required to conduct temperature checks and implement physical distancing measures inside vehicles,” the LTFRB said.

The transport regulatory body has allowed 3,761 buses to operate in 32 routes; 1,905 UV express shuttles in 59 routes; 379 point-to-point shuttles in 34 routes, and 786 modern jeepneys in 45 routes.

A total of 20,891 taxis and 23,968 Transport Network Vehicle Services were also allowed to operate in Metro Manila.

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