The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has been quite busy lately with the recent launches for its Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) across the country.
At the start of July, the agency rolled out its PUV Modern Caravan, then followed it up with the PUVMP Simultaneous Nationwide Launch just last week. Today, July 15, it officially launched more units of its modern PUVs in Mindanao.
Led by DOTr secretary Arthur Tugade and undersecretary Mark de Leon, together with Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) chairman Martin Delgra III, the agency officially deployed 73 new and modern public utility vehicles that will rply nine new routes across Region X. All of these vehicles comply with the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines and with Euro 4 standards.
The DOTr also introduced the first double-decker tri-axle bus for the Cagayan de Oro–Bukidnon route. The new bus has a total seating capacity of 72 passengers, a built-in comfort room on the lower level, and water dispensers on both levels. For better comfort, each seat is also reclinable and equipped with leg rests.
You can check out the photos from the agency’s official Facebook post below:
These modern PUVs sure look promising. Are you excited to see more of these in the near future? Share with us your thoughts in the comments.