The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said that it would now allow standing passengers in some Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) in areas under Alert Level 1 again.
Under the LTFRB Memorandum Circular No. 2022-070, only Public Utility Buses and Modern Public Utility Jeepneys Class 2 will be granted to have standing passengers.
The board’s circular also outlined that operations will be allowed under these conditions:
- Low-Entry/Low Floor public utility bus: a maximum of 15 standing passengers will be allowed, one-person apart
- Coach-type public utility bus: a maximum of 10 standing passengers will be allowed, one-person apart
- Modernized public utility jeepney Class 2: a maximum of five standing passengers will be allowed, one-person apart
The LTFRB said the policy is aimed “to make the most of the spaces in the following public vehicles without violating public health safety protocols.”
— Ronald Espartinez