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‘Roadworthy’ PUJs back on 49 Metro Manila routes starting July 3

/ 08:26 PM July 01, 2020

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.

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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.

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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:

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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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