‘Roadworthy’ PUJs back on 49 Metro Manila routes starting July 3
MANILA, Philippines — Traditional jeepneys deemed “roadworthy” may resume operations in 49 routes in Metro Manila starting July 3 amid the general community quarantine (GCQ), according to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
In the guidelines for the operations of traditional public utility jeepneys (PUJ) released on Wednesday, the LTFRB said a special permit will not be required for PUJs to once again ply their routes.
Instead, a corresponding QR Code will be issued to the operators which must be printed and displayed in the PUJ units when they resume operations.
Operators plying the allowed routes must provide a list of PUJs that are currently registered roadworthy with the Land Transportation Office and with valid Personal Passenger Insurance Policy, the LTFRB said.
It added that a minimum fare of P9 for the first four kilometers and P1.50 per succeeding kilometer will be imposed.
“No fare adjustment shall be applied unless approved by the Board,” LTFRB said.
The initial list of 49 routes covers 6,002 units.
Operators and drivers are likewise required to comply with a series of safety measures prior to dispatch and during operations, such as checking of body temperature, wearing masks and gloves at all times, and operating at a maximum of 50% capacity.
They will be also asked to distribute Passenger Contact Forms to facilitate contact tracing if the need arises.
Failure to comply with the conditions set by the LTFRB will incur penalties from the imposition of fines to cancellation or suspension of the Certificate of Public Convenience or Provisional Authority.
Here’s the list of routes allowed for traditional jeepneys, based on the guidelines issued by the LTFRB:
T102 Camarin – Novaliches
T103 Karuhatan – Ugong
T104 Malabon – Monumento via Letre
T105 Malabon (TP) – Navotas (TP)
T107 Monumento – Navotas via Letre
T205 Cubao – Proj. 4 via J.P. Rizal
T206 Cubao – San Juan via N. Domingo
T208 IBP Road – Lupang Pangako via Gravel Pit Road
T209 Marikina – Pasig
T210 Pantranco – Proj. 2 & 3 via Kamuning
T211 Proj. 2 & 3 – Q Mart
T212 Sucat-Highway – Bagumbayan
T213 Ayala – Pateros via JP Rizal
T215 Marikina – Pateros via Pasig
T301 A. Boni – A. Mabini via 10th Ave
T302 A. Bonifacio – D Tuazon/E. Rodriguez Ave.
T303 A. Rivera – Raon via Severino Reyes
T305 Ayala – Mantrade via Pasong Tamo
T306 Ayala – Washington
T309 Balic-Balic – Quiapo via Lepanto
T310 Balic-Balic – Bustillos via G. Tuazon
T311 Balic-Balic – Espana/M. Dela Fuente
T312 Balintawak – Frisco
T313 Balut – Blumentritt
T314 Blumentritt – North Harbor via Divisoria
T316 Boni – Kalentong JRC via Boni Avenue
T317 Dian – Libertad
T318 Divisoria – Gastambide via Morayta
T320 Divisoria – Pier North via Plaza Moriones
T321 Divisoria – Quiapo via Evangelista
T322 Evangelista – Libertad
T323 Divisoria – Velasquez
T324 Guadalupe Market – L. Guinto via Pasig Line
T326 L. Guinto – Sta. Ana
T327 Herbosa/Pritil – P. Guevarra via Tayuman
T328 Kalentong/JRC – P. Victorino via P. Cruz
T330 Divisoria – Sta. Cruz via San Nicolas
T331 Kayamanan C – PRC via Pasong Tamo
T332 L. Guinto – Zobel Roxas via Paco
T333 Lardizabal – Rizal Ave. via M. Dela Fuente
T334 Lealtad – Quiapo (Barbosa) via Lepanto
T335 Kalentong/JRC – Libertad (Mandaluyong) Nueve de Pebrero
T336 Kalentong/JRC – Namayan via Vergara
T338 North Harbor – Quiapo via Evangelista
T340 P. Faura – San Andres
T343 Quezon Ave. – Sta. Mesa Market via Araneta Avenue
T344 Crame – San Juan via Pinaglabanan
T401 Alabang – Sucat via M.L. Quezon
T402 Soldiers Hill (Phase IV) – Talon via Alvarez
The government has gradually allowed the resumption of public transportation services after Metro Manila and other areas transitioned to a more relaxed GCQ.
But traditional jeepneys were placed at the bottom of the public transport hierarchy, along with UV Express vehicles, which were earlier allowed to operate. [ac]
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