Manila, philippines — while the p1 fare hike may be a welcome development for jeepney drivers affected by rising fuel prices, the increase places an additional burden on the riding public.
A recent study published in a metro manila newspaper compared the fuel use of a 16-passenger jeepney to a 54-passenger air-conditioned bus and found that the fuel consumption for both was the same the planned construction of bus rapid transit (brt) systems in manila and cebu might lead to the removal of jeepneys. The awful traffic in manila coupled with its prehistoric public utility vehicles (puv) have been the cause of suffering for all commuters training for drivers the modernization of the public transport will not be successful without the cooperation from the drivers manning the roads this is why the modernization program will also include.
Second, that in fact this proposed modernization program will not only disenfranchise jeepney drivers and operators, it will also ultimately affect the commuting public in the name of “compliance” for example, unlike other public utility vehicles, jeeps are not created in factories, but are assembled in the good ol’ filipino. Written by marc adrian whether commuters or the public transport operators like it or not, change is upon the transportation scene in the philippines the awful traffic in manila coupled with its prehistoric public utility vehicles (puv) have been the cause of suffering for all commuters.
Manila — the government will implement a financial assistance program for public utility jeepney (puj) operators and drivers in line with efforts to modernize the country’s public transportation system transportation secretary arthur tugade, land transportation franchising and regulatory board. As compliance to the clean air act of 1999, the modern jeepney will either have a euro-4 compliant emission system or an electric-powered motor that will generate less pollution or none at all the dotr, under the leadership of tugade, plans to replace all public utility vehicles aged 15 years or older under the puvmp.
The public utility vehicle modernization program (puvmp) pangkalahatang sanggunian manila & suburbs drivers association (pasang-masda) also expressed support their president obet martin stated, it was high time for the country to replace the current jeepneys to more modern and more efficient units.
Drivers need to be treated as regular government workers because transportation is a public utility) the transport group also contends that a quota system still exists under a fleet management structure.