SOME 110 point-to-point (P2P) buses, 300 new taxis with computerized fare assortment devices, electrical jeeps and petroleum-powered jeepneys might be launched on the South Street Properties in Cebu Metropolis on Thursday, July 11, 2019, in accordance with the Public Utility Automobile Modernization Program.
Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) 7 Director Eduardo Montealto Jr. made the announcement on Saturday, July 6.
“We will launch these LTFRB-approved modern vehicles and display them at SRP on July 11 so the public may know about them. The launching will show that we already have modern vehicles in Cebu, all brand new,” Montealto mentioned.
The P2P buses, that are supplied by Vallacar Transit Inc. that additionally owns and operates Ceres Liner, will ply the routes of Cebu South Bus Terminal (CSBT) to Sibonga and vice versa, CSBT to Danao Metropolis and vice versa and CSBT to Lapu-Lapu Metropolis and vice versa.
“We give provisional authority (franchise), pending the gadgets,” Montealto mentioned.
As for the taxis, greater than 6,000 items already ply the metro’s streets.
Montealto clarified that the 300 taxis are usually not extra items. The brand new taxis will occupy deserted slots, or franchises that had not been renewed by their authentic homeowners for the final two years, therefore the should be stuffed, he mentioned.
Other than being geared up with an computerized fare assortment gadget, all taxis in Cebu ought to have a splash digital camera, a worldwide positioning system and WiFi by June 30, 2020, the official mentioned. / EOB