The Senate will probe subsequent week on colorum models of transport car community companies (TNVs) comparable to Uber and Grab by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
The Senate public companies committee has set a listening to on Thursday (Aug. 3).
“This government must be forward-looking. Many of our commuters now rely on ride-sharing services such as Uber, Grab and U-Hop to travel around the city. TNVS companies provide services that taxi operators have inadequately provided in the past decade – point-to-point pick-up and delivery, standardized fare, safe and comfortable rides,” Sen. Grace Poe stated in an announcement.
“We want to improve accountability and promote safer standards for the protection and welfare of our commuters,” the committee chair added.
The senator famous how ride-sharing companies present the consolation and reliability that commuters search for in public transportation and the LTFRB ought to strike a steadiness between regulating TNVS and making certain that public want for secure, comfy and dependable transportation is met.
“We should tap available technology and determine ways to integrate ride-sharing services into our existing public transportation system to address the increase in traffic demand. Our commuters deserve to be given more choices,” Poe stated.
Following a gathering with Poe and her committee vice chair, Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, the LTFRB has determined to droop it’s plan to impound colorum TNVS models plying in Metro Manila.
In 2015, the LTFRB issued Department Order No. 2015-011 which inspires “innovation across all forms of public land transport in order to increase mobility on major thoroughfares, boost travel times, improve the quality, sustainability and reliability of public transport services, and respond to the needs of the modern commuter.”
But this goal has modified when LTFRB later issued Memorandum Circular 2016-008, which directed its technical division and regional places of work to not settle for any purposes for TNVS proposing to ply the route inside Metro Manila or coming into Metro Manila.
Poe, nevertheless, harassed that the recognition of Uber and Grab ought to present an impetus for franchise holders in public transportation to enhance their companies.