Clarification on traditional, modern jeepneys sought

Traditional jeepneys  now have  competition from  modern more comfortable  jeepneys in Bacolod City* Levi Trio photo

The Negros Bacolod Transport Coalition wants clarification on the exact routes of modernized jeepneys and where they can load and unload passengers, its secretary general Diego Malacad said on Wednesday, September 14.

Modern jeepneys should have points of origin and destination, and designated off-street loading and unloading areas, he said.

Malacad said his group has asked for a meeting with Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Land Transportation Office (LTO) and local government representatives on Thursday morning to clarify matters.

They also want to know if traditional jeepneys will be allowed to operate only until September 30 or up to March 31, 2023, he said.

A video circulating on Facebook showed an angry driver of a traditional jeepney shouting at a driver of a modern jeepney over the manner in which he was picking up passengers in Barangay Alijis.

The driver of the modern jeepney said it was not his fault if the passengers wanted to ride in his vehicle

LTO Bacolod head Renato Novero said aggrieved parties can file blotter reports with the police that should be attached to complaints submitted to his office.

These will then be submitted to the LTFRB for action, he said.*

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