More than 35k taxis, TNVS to resume operations in NCR during GCQ — LTFRB
MANILA, Philippines – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Thursday said it allowed more than 35,000 units of taxis and Transport Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) units to resume operations in Metro Manila.
In a Facebook post, LTFRB said the accredited 18,813 TNVS units and 16,701 taxis would return on the roads during the less strict general community quarantine (GCQ). TNVS are composed of ride-hailing applications such as Grab, MiCab, Owto and GoLag.
The LTFRB also reminded TNVS and taxi operators and passengers that there would be no fare hike. The agency added that they would only allow cashless transactions for mode of payments.
“Sa pagbalik operasyon, ipinagbibigay alam ng ahensya na walang taas-pasahe para sa mga aprubadong taxi at TNVS units, at cashless na transaksyon lamang ang papayagan bilang paraan ng pagbabayad,” read the statement.
(As we return operations, the LTFRB announces that there will be no increase in fares for approved taxis and TNVS units and only cashless payments will be allowed.)
The government agency also reminded operators and drivers to implement strict protocols namely, disinfecting vehicles for every trip or every two hours, setting up makeshift shields inside the vehicles made from non-permeable and transparent materials, and to follow passenger seating capacity.
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