LTFRB asked to purge master list of TNVS drivers
Ride-hailing giant Grab has asked the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to purge its master list of transport network vehicle service (TNVS) drivers of inactive members. Grab president Brian Cu estimated on Wednesday that over 5 million people would be booking rides to get around Metro Manila starting next month. Weeding out inactive TNVS drivers from the master list and filling up the open slots would help ensure that there would always be enough rides on the road at any given time, he said. The LTFRB has set a 65,000 cap for TNVS drivers. Grab, according to Cu, currently has 45,000 accredited drivers although only 35,000 accept bookings on a daily basis. The shortage was felt the most during the holiday season last year, when the transport network company was fielding around 3 million bookings a day. —Krixia Subingsubing
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