Angkas gets most drivers who can ply NCR routes during pilot run
MANILA, Philippines — Motorcycle taxi firm Angkas has been allowed to have 20,000 riders in Metro Manila, to take up the slack of rival players who failed to meet the quota during the pilot run, the Department of Transportation’s Technical Working Group (DOTr-TWG) said Thursday.
“Starting today, the unused cap, say for example, hindi na-meet ni MoveIt yung 15,000 [rider quota], hindi na-meet ni Joyride yung 15,000 [rider quota], the difference there is that it can be taken advantage by the company na may available riders,” DOTr-TWG chairman Antonio Gardiola Jr. said in a press briefing.
“Ang tawag po natin sa guidelines na ‘yun is ‘redistribution’ (We call that redistribution),” he added.
According to the latest data provided by Gardiola, Angkas was approved to have 20,000 drivers in Metro Manila. They also registered 4,500 bikers in Metro Cebu, and 925 bikers in Cagayan De Oro.
JoyRide, meanwhile, met the 15,000 biker cap in Metro Manila. There were also 4,488 drivers registered from Metro Cebu and 176 bikers in Cagayan De Oro.
MoveIt, however, was only able to register 6,836 riders in Metro Manila. There were no registered MoveIt riders in Metro Cebu and Cagayan De Oro, the DOTr-TWG said.
Previously, the DOTR-TWG raised the biker to 63,000 for all transport network company (TNC) participating in the test run—15,000 for each TNC in Metro Manila, 3,000 drivers each for Metro Cebu and 3,000 each for Cagayan De Oro.
The pilot study is slated to end on March 23.
Edited by EDV
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