Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Google | posted August 04, 2016 09:46
Banning of UV Express units decrease supply of PUVs
It is currently unclear how much reduction in vehicular volume and overall traffic was achieved by banning UV Express vehicles on major roads but it is obvious that it has lessened the amount of public utility vehicles (PUVs) available for commuters in some areas.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has asked for more public utility buses (PUBs) to be deployed along Coastal Road after the anti-colorum efforts have severely reduced units commuters can ride to and from their destination.
LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra has asked PUB operators to manage the number of buses that they have to ensure that passengers in the area will not run out of vehicles to ride.
With the assistance of the Land Transportation Office (LTO), the Metro Manila Development Authority and the PNP-Highway Patrol Group (HPG), the LTFRB has been strict in its implementation of the anti-colorum drive and as it has reduced the number of colorum vehicles, the Board has yet to determine the exact amount of PUVs removed from the roads.
The LTFRB has assured commuters that as the Board receives more information regarding the number of legitimate PUVs left on the streets, they will be making the necessary adjustments to ensure that there will be enough units to service passengers.