jeepney

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jeep·ney

 (jēp′nē)
n. pl. jeep·neys
A jitney bus used in the Philippines for public transportation.

jeepney

(ˈdʒiːpnɪ)
n
(Automotive Engineering) (in the Philippines) a jeep that has been customized and converted into a taxi
[C20: from jeep + jit(ney)]
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On Wednesday, the DOTr announced that it would start removing from roads jeepneys that were at least 15 years old as part of the government's modernization program.
Jeepney drivers and operators in this city strongly opposed the plan of the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to phaseout old public utility jeepneys nationwide.
Add in the number of people who depend on jeepneys and the potential for trouble is amplified many times over.
While the transportation industry would include everything - our trains, MRT/ LRT, our inter-island vessels, cargo ships, buses, jeepneys, tricycles and pedicabs, taxis and transport network companies like Uber and Grab, SUVs and Light trucks, the most vocal of them all as we saw it are the Jeepney Operators and its Driver Associations.
Under the program, jeepneys that are 15 years and older will be replaced by electric-powered or Euro 4 compliant vehicles.
In spite of the opposition from the transport group, Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng Tsuper at Operaytor Nationwide (Piston), Abella made clear that the government will carry on with its plan to phase out old jeepneys and replace them with modern models.
The government's campaign against worn-out and smoke-belching public utility vehicles drew heavy criticism on Thursday after it targeted jeepneys plying routes on the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman campus, leaving students and teachers stranded.
The Inter-Agency Council on Traffic (I-ACT) is appealing to jeepney operators to drop their plan for another transport strike days after it launched its campaign that go after jeepneys that are not roadworthy.
Beginning next week, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will remove jeepneys that are at least 15 years old from streets as part of the government's transport modernization program.
Metro commuters are being hit by a one-two punch in the form of the crumbling MRT3 train system that is logging the worst record in public service and the government's drive against dilapidated jeepneys that is stranding thousands in the streets.
The President though is firm in his resolve to modernize our public utilities including the phase-out of the jeepneys," Roque said during a news conference in MalacaAaAaAeA~an
All over the country, too many other jeepneys and buses have collided head-on or plummeted into ravines along winding mountain roads, leaving scores of people dead.