u-Hop ready to accommodate displaced uber drivers
Representatives of the local transport network company (TNC) u-Hop have expressed willingness to accommodate Uber-accredited drivers and operators in their system.
Following the monthlong suspension it imposed on Uber, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said that affected drivers might operate under two other TNCs: u-Hop and Grab.
Nicholas Jose Laude III, head of the local transportation network vehicle service (TNVS), admitted in a press briefing that compared to Grab and Uber, u-Hop was “pretty small.”
“However, if we’re talking about the digital capacity of our application, we are 100-percent ready,” he said, adding that so far, only less than 100 Uber drivers have joined u-Hop.
At present, u-Hop currently has around 5,000 operators, but only around 400 to 500 or less than 10 percent are “active” or on the road. —With a report from Pauline Faye Tria
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