Nearly 2,000 Traditional Jeepneys Set to Return This Week

The LTFRB has given the go signal for 17 more routes.

(SPOT.ph) Here's good news for both jeepney riders and commuters: The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board will allow additional traditional public utility jeepneys back on Metro Manila streets starting Wednesday, July 29. A total of 17 more routes have been added, allowing 1,943 traditional jeepneys to ply the roads in the Metro with no special permits needed.

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The additional routes were opened up specifically for traditional jeeps through the official Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Memorandum Circular 2020-029. No fare adjustment should be applied, noted the regulatory board, so passengers can expect to pay the existing the P9 fare for the first four kilometers and an additional P1.50 for each succeeding one. 

Safety measures, as prescribed by the Inter-Agency Task Force, must also be strictly followed. This includes a 50% carrying capacity for passengers, wearing of face masks, shields, and gloves at all times, plus checking body temperature.

Traditional jeepneys were first allowed back on the road on July 3 while modernized ones were allowed much earlier on June 22

Main image by Jerome Ascano

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