A Senate panel is anticipated to provoke next week an inquiry into the federal government’s controversial crackdown on colorum items of transport car community companies (TNVs) similar to Uber and Grab.
Senator Grace Poe, chair of the Senate public companies committee, mentioned they goal to “improve accountability and promote safer standards for the protection and welfare of our commuters.” The listening to has been set on August three.
“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,” she mentioned.
“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,” she added.
Poe acknowledged that ride-sharing companies present the consolation and reliability that commuters search for in public transportation. She mentioned Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) ought to strike a steadiness between regulating TNVS and meet the general public’s want for secure, snug and dependable transportation.
“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,” De Lima mentioned.
The LTFRB, following a gathering with Poe and her committee vice chair, Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, has determined to maintain its earlier resolution to impound colorum TNVS items plying in Metro Manila.
Poe, nonetheless, confused that the recognition of Uber and Grab ought to present an impetus for franchise holders in public transportation to enhance their companies.