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EDSA ban vs UV Express pinalagan

Hiniling ng transport at commuters’ group sa korte ang pagsuspende at pagbasura sa kautusan ng Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) na nagbabawal sa mga UV Express vehicles na bumiyahe sa EDSA.

Inihain ng Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator ng Pilipinas Genuine Organization (Stop and Go Coalition) at ng Philippine National Center for Commuter Safety and Protection, Inc. ang isang petisyon sa Quezon City Regional Trial Court para sa 20-day temporary restraining order (TRO) at writ of mandatory injunction laban sa LTRFB memorandum na nagbabawal sa lahat ng UV Express na bumiyahe sa kahabaan ng EDSA.

Sinabi ni Jun Magno, pangulo ng Stop and Go Coalition, na ang Memorandum Circular No. 2016-009 ay hindi sagot sa lumalalang problema sa trapiko bagkus ay pabigat pa ito sa mga drayber at pasahero ng UV Express.

Ayon pa kay Magno, halos kalahati ang mababawas sa kita ng mga UV Express drivers dahil ang kautusan ng LTFRB ay nangangahulugan ng mas mahabang oras ng biyahe. (Vanne Elaine P. Terrazola)

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  • Cadet Dugumon Dugumon

    UV Express still most convenient and quickest until such time that LRT/MRT and bus systems are made efficient

    “UV Express” or van shuttle services that carry 12-18 passengers per trip, are also effective means of mitigating the congestion on the other two mass transport options and should be priority solution No. 3. Plus, “UV Express” or van shuttle services are the most convenient, too. They save thousands of commuters the hassle of taking 3-4 transfers on their way to and from work and currently beats the time and effort that it takes if it were LRT/MRT or buses that they took. I have a brother who’d worked in Makati for over 15-years and uses this mode of transportation who attests to this. I’ve also tried it daily for the last four weeks.

    “UV Express” or van shuttle services should be encouraged and promoted though quick and easy (but rigorous) processing of franchise applications. (www.consumerword.wordpress.com or http://www.facebook.com/consumerword)