“Subject to the compliance” of the participating companies
If, like many commuters, you've found yourself scrambling to find mobility options amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent quarantine measures that came with it, then consider this a bit of welcome news.The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has announced
Which do you think is the safest?
After almost eight months, the National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 has finally approved the resumption of motorcycle-taxi operations as part of another round of the initial pilot run.As before, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), through a technical working
Among the requirements are backriding shields, own helmets for passengers
The Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) has issued Memorandum Circular No. 03-2020, or the operational guidelines for motorcycle taxis and tricycle backriding.Earlier today, November 9, the National Task Force against COVID-19 (NTF)
DOTr has yet to give the go-signal
The House Committee on Public Transportation led by Rep. Edgar Mary Sarmiento has approved a resolution that reportedly allows two ride-hailing motorcycle companies to resume operations. This was announced by Presidential spokesman Harry Roque on his social media account."Nilabas na
Fingers crossed
Can motorcycle-taxi riders now see the light at the end of the tunnel?National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. revealed that President Rodrigo Duterte had been informed of the official recommendation of the Inter-Agency
As well as the backing of the House Committee on Transportation
Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, commander of Joint Task Force COVID Shield, has recommended the resumption of the motorcycle-taxi pilot run in areas under general community quarantine, particularly Metro Manila.During a hearing initiated by the House Committee on Transportation, Eleazar said
Is it time?
The House Committee on Transportation has urged the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases to allow motorcycle-taxi companies to resume their operations, provided they meet certain conditions.During the virtual hearing held on Thursday, July
The implementing guidelines are now being drafted, according to Malacañang
In the past few weeks, some local government units have come up with different designs for motorcycle-mounted protective shields that can help prevent the spread of coronavirus between riders and their passengers.Governors Arthur Yap of Bohol and Arthur Defensor Jr.
They see no light at the end of the tunnel
So, what's next? This is the most common question asked by motorcycle-taxi riders as the government still refuses to allow them to operate despite the easing of quarantine policies in some parts of the country.Today, May 11, the Metropolitan
Up from its original 20,000-rider allocation
After a series of back-and-forth arguments over the last couple of months, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and its technical working group (TWG) came up with the decision last month to increase the rider cap of the motorcycle-taxi pilot
As part of data gathering for the experimental scheme
Traffic enforcers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) have intensified their measures against illegal habal-habal operations in different parts of Metro Manila as the agency continues its data gathering on Angkas, JoyRide, and Move It, the three companies authorized to
A step closer to signing the Motorcycles-for-Hire Act into law
Things are starting to look up for Angkas, JoyRide, and MoveIt.Following the announcement that the assigned technical working group (TWG) of the Department of Transportation has agreed to continue and further expand the ongoing motorcycle-taxi pilot run, two separate Senate
That’s one way to ensure compliance, we suppose
Here's a fair warning to Angkas, JoyRide, and MoveIt: 'Mystery passengers' have now been deployed to randomly inspect motorcycle taxis that are currently operating in the metro.With the help of the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic (I-ACT)-this includes
Angkas has also agreed to drop filed cases against the DOTr-TWG
We'd be repeating ourselves if we said this whole motorcycle-taxi issue has gone back and forth the past few weeks, but we can't help but say it again, anyway, because that's most certainly the case right now.Yesterday,
The plot thickens
The motorcycle taxi pilot run saga has been a roller coaster ride of sorts in the last 24 hours, and the plot continues to thicken following the most recent announcements from the Department of Transportation-Technical Working Group (DOTr-TWG).In case
That was quick
Earlier today, Department of Transportation-Technical Working Group (DOTr-TWG) chairman Antonio Gardiola Jr. announced the sudden termination of the motorcycle-taxi pilot run two months ahead of schedule. Now, it seems like this might not be the case.According to DOTr
This is a developing story
The whole motorcycle taxi saga has made a turn for the worse: The technical working group (TWG) of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has now announced that the pilot run has been terminated. The TWG has made it clear that starting next
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