The first 16 new jeepneys
under the government's Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) modernization program will start plying the streets in this province on Monday.
- Ever year, over 10,000 road accidents in Metro Manila involve jeepneys
Only 4,000 jeepneys
have so far complied with the government's public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program, a Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) official revealed Monday.
The stated objective was to phase out old jeepneys
, buses and other public-utility vehicles (PUVs).
Francisco Motors is also venturing into electric-powered jeepneys
. The lowest price that the company can offer, however, is P2 million for an e-jeep with the same capacity as Star 8's 23-passenger model, which costs only P1.6 million.
"It's about time that Filipinos start using public transport that in not only comfortable, but also efficient, environment-friendly and safe," Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade said as the Philippines launched the new, modernised jeepneys
This week, the City Transport and Traffic Management Office will start implementing the 20-second rule on public utility vehicles, particularly jeepneys
, on yellow boxes.
Running on second-hand engines, jeepneys
have been repeatedly slated for phase-out in line with the government's implementation of an anti-pollution law.
A leader of a national transport group on Saturday expressed dismay over the drastic increase in prices of modern jeepneys
and called for its price monitoring from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
in the Cordillera must be replaced with modern, energy-saving vehicles before a three-year transition lapses next year, top officials of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said here on Thursday.
The Euro 4-powered Hino Class II jeepneys
have a seating capacity of 23 with side-facing passenger seats resembling the