An additional 1,333 traditional jeepneys will be deployed starting August 26

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by John Paulo Aguilera | Aug 25, 2020
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As Metro Manila eases into general community quarantine (GCQ), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) announces that it has given an additional 1,333 traditional public utility jeepneys the green light to operate in 23 new routes starting Wednesday, August 26.

These units will be allowed to ply their routes even without a special permit, according to Memorandum Circular 2020-040. Instead, the driver has to display a QR code, which is given to the operator and can be downloaded from the LTFRB website.

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Aside from being deemed roadworthy by the agency, the vehicle also has to have a valid Personal Passenger Insurance Policy.

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Those on board the jeepney must adhere to COVID-19 protocols set by the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases: checking of body temperature, wearing of face masks and face shields, and operating at 50% maximum passenger capacity.

All in all, there will be 13,776 traditional PUVs plying 149 routes under GCQ.

Here are the 23 new routes:

  1. T132 Napocor Village/NIA Ville – SM North EDSA
  2. T133 NAPOCOR/NIA Ville – Mindanao Avenue Congressional
  3. T134 Bagbaguin – Malinta
  4. T234 Katipunan – Marcos Ave./University Avenue via UP
  5. T369 Libertad – PRC
  6. T370 Santol – Pina Avenue via Buenos Aires
  7. T371 Blumentritt – Divisoria
  8. T372 Blumentritt – Libertad via Santa Cruz, L. Guinto
  9. T373 Libertad – Retiro via Mabini, Santa Cruz, L Guinto
  10. T374 España – Rizal Avenue via Blumenttrit
  11. T375 Blumentritt – Retiro
  12. T376 Arroceros – Blumentritt via Dimasalang
  13. T377 Ayala – P. Burgos/J.P. Rizal
  14. T378 Baclaran – Blumentritt via Mabini, Santa Cruz
  15. T379 Baclaran – Blumentritt via Quiapo/Mabini
  16. T380 Dapitan – Pier South
  17. T381 Divisoria – Libertad via L. Guinto
  18. T382 Divisoria – Libertad via Mabini
  19. T383 Divisoria – TM Kalaw via Jones Bridge
  20. T384 España – Project 2 and 3 via Timog Avenue
  21. T385 Project 4 – TM Kalaw via Cubao, E. Rodriguez
  22. T386 Pier South – Retiro via Sta. Cruz
  23. T405 Multinational Village – Gate along Imelda Avenue
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NOTE: This article first appeared on Reportr.world. Minor edits have been made. 

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