Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses and in the Philippines, has officially turned over the new Class II, modern jeepneys to the Pateros-Fort Bonifacio Transport Service and Multi-Purpose Cooperative (TSMC) and Taguig Transport Service Cooperation (TSC) in a turnover ceremony held today.
Pateros-Fort Bonifacio TSMC and Taguig TSC are among the first three preselected cooperatives to adopt the PUV Modernization Program. These cooperatives were chosen by the OTC for their good standing, financial capability and established management structure. The Pateros-Fort Bonifacio TSMC will be receiving 137 units of Hino's modern jeepney while the Taguig TSC will receive 279 units. Hino's modern jeepneys will be roaming the routes of Gate III of Fort Bonifacio to Guadalupe Market and Bagumbayan, Taguig to Pasig.
The new units of modern jeepneys were Hino's answer to the government's PUV Modernization Program, which would replace the aging jeepneys roaming the country's roads with newer, safer models. Hino's modern jeepneys are powered by a cleaner Euro-4 engine and are built in accordance to the government's specification of a modern jeepney.
“Hino is honored to be one of the pioneer suppliers of modern jeepneys to the cooperatives selected to kick-off the PUVM program. We strongly believe that our quality products can make commuting safer and more efficient for Filipinos. We are looking forward to partnering with other transport groups as we move forward with our goal of a more sustainable transporation system in the Philippines,” said HMP Chairman Vicente Mills, Jr.
According to the Hino, their modern jeepneys will feature a Beep Card system to make passenger payments easier and more efficient. It also comes with numerous features such a built-in speed limiter, GPS, CCTV, a dash-cam and even air-conditioning. In accordance to the Bureau of Philippine Standards, the Class II Hino jeepney can seat 23 commuters in comfortable, seatbelt-secured and perimeter seats.