The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will open 30 additional public utility jeepneys (PUJ) routes and 22 public utility vehicles (PUV) routes in Metro Manila, effective Sunday, October 25, 2020.
A total of 2,768 public utility vehicles (PUV) will be allowed to operate in Metro Manila roads.
The additional PUV routes is part of the directive of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade to implement the OPLAN AIR or Operation Plan-Add routes/PUVs, Increase speed/capacity, Reduce travel time, after President Rodrigo Duterte and the Cabinet approved the recommendation of the Economic Development Council (EDC) to help revive the economy which is severely affected by the lockdowns to control the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
According to the LTFRB’s Memorandum Circular (MC) 2020-062 and MC 2020-063, below are the total number vehicles to be allowed to serve commuters:
- MC 2020-062: 22 UV Express routes – 1,064 units
- MC 2020-063: 30 PUJ routes – 1,704 units
Below are the additional UV Express routes:
- N25 BF Paranaque – Ayala Center
- N26 Brgy. Fortune (Marikina City) – Cubao, Quezon City
- N27 Deparo – SM North EDSA/C.I.T
- N28 Deparo – Blumentritt
- N29 Lagro – Quiapo via Sauyo
- N30 Lagro – SM North EDSA
- N31 Lagro – T.M. Kalaw
- N32 Lower Bicutan – SM Makati
- N33 Malabon – Ayala
- N34 Novaliches – Cubao Farmers’ Market
- N35 Novaliches – Monumento
- N36 Pasig San Joaquin – Robinson’s Galleria
- N37 Southmall – Lawton
- C53 Bahayang Pag-asa – Park and Ride, Lawton
- C54 Camella Holmes, Springville – Ayala Avenue
- C55 Camella Homes, Springville – Metropolis Mall, Alabang
- C56 Imus, Cavite – Ayala Avenue
- C57 Queen’s Row, Cavite – Park and Ride, Lawton
- C58 Sto. Nino, Meycauayan, Bulacan – Quezon Avenue
- C59 Tabang – Tutuban
- C60 Tanay, Rizal – EDSA Shaw Boulevard
- C61 Malolos, Bulacan – Quezon Avenue
Meanwhile, the following are the additional 30 PUJ routes:
- T172 H. Dela Costa II – SM Fairview via Quirino Highway
- T173 Munoz Market – Quezon Memorial Circle via Visayas Ave., Congressional Ave.
- T174 Novaliches – Camarin Extended Bagong Silang, Novaliches
- T175 Novaliches – Rizal Ave. Via Banal
- T176 Novaliches – Tala
- T261 Marikina – Pasig via Dela Paz
- T262 SM Marikina – Pasig
- T263 Pasig (TP) – Taguig (TP) via Pateros
- T264 Pasig Market – Taguig via Bagong Calzada
- T265 Mambugan – Marikina
- T3153 Gasak – Recto via Heroes Del 96
- T3154 Gasak – Sta. Cruz via Heroes Del 96
- T3155 L. Guinto – Makati via San Andres
- T3156 Makati PUJ Loop (Start from PRC Terminal)
- T3157 Malinta – Recto via F. Huertas, Oroquieta
- T3158 Malinta – Sta. Cruz via F. Huertas, Oroquieta
- T3159 Munoz – Pantranco via Roosevelt Ave.
- T3160 Munoz – Remedios via Sta. Cruz, L. Guinto
- T3161 P. Faura – San Andres via M. Adriano
- T3162 Pier South – Project 2&3 via E. Rodriguez
- T3163 Pier South – Project 2&3 via Timog Ave.
- T3164 Pier South – Project 4 via Espana
- T3165 Project 2&3 – T.M. Kalaw via Timog Ave.
- T3166 Punta – Quiapo (Barbosa) via Sta. Mesa
- T3167 Quezon Ave. – LRT 5th Ave., Caloocan City
- T3168 Recto – Retiro via F. Huertas, Oroquieta
- T3169 Recto – Roxas District via Quezon Ave., Espana Ave.
- T3170 Divisoria – Gasak via H. Lopez
- T426 Queens Row Village – Talon via M. Alvarez
- T427 Molino, SM Bacoor – Alabang
“Maaaring bumiyahe ang mga roadworthy PUVs na may valid at existing Certificate of Public Convenience (CPC) o Application for Extension of Validity, at kinakailangang nakarehistro sa Personal Passenger Insurance Policy ang bawat unit sa mga rutang nakapaloob sa MC,” the LTFRB said.
“Bilang kapalit ng Special Permit (SP), mayroong QR Code na ibibigay sa bawat operator na dapat ilagay sa short bond paper at ipaskil sa PUV. Mada-download ang QR Code mula sa official website ng LTFRB,” it said.
“Muling pinapaalala ng LTFRB na walang taas-pasahe na ipatutupad maliban na lang kung opisyal na inilahad at inaprubahan ng ahensya,” it added.
The LTFRB also reminded the public land transport sector of the “7 Commandments” set by health experts:
The “7 Commandments” set by health experts were also being encouraged by LTFRB to the public land transport sector
- Palagiang pagsusuot ng face mask at face shield
- Bawal magsalita at makipag-usap sa telepono
- Bawal kumain
- Laging panatilihin ang maayos at sapat na ventilation
- Laging magsagawa ng disinfection
- Bawal sumakay ang mga pasaherong mayroong sintomas ng COVID-19 sa pampublikong transportasyon
- Laging sundan ang panuntunan sa physical distancing o “one-seat apart” rule
As per LTFRB’s data, the agency has already opened 322 routes for PUJ with 28,720 operational units.
For PUJs, there are 48 active routes with 845 operational units.
Meanwhile, 34 public utility bus routes have been allowed with 4,164 units roaming the roads.
305 provincial buses are also authorized to operate in 14 routes.
387 point-to-point buses are allowed in 34 routes; 98 UV Express routes are also open with 4,327 operational units.
Meanwhile, a total of 29,927 taxis and 24,356 transport network vehicle services are currently serving the commuters. RJ Espartinez