Friday, November 24, 2017

QC Council urges LTFRB to lift moratorium on public transport franchise

In a bid to curb the proliferation of colorum vehicles, the Quezon City Council has passed a resolution urging the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to consider lifting its moratorium and start accepting new applicants for certificates of public convenience (CPC).

The move will address the reported violations of overloading and public transport shortage.

Based on Resolution No. SP-6978, S-2017 unanimously approved by the Quezon City Council seeks to rescind LTFRB Memorandum Circular 2003-028 which ordered a nationwide moratorium on the acceptance of new applications/petitions for the issuance of a certificate of public convenience except truck-for-hire service to give way for the record updating and to ensure the integrity and consistency of data recording of their Route Rationalization Program.

The Quezon City Council, through the city resolution, said they are confident that the long wait for the result of Route Rationalization Program should be put to an end.

The move will also give legitimate transport operators an opportunity to earn more in return.

Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista is optimistic that the lifting of the LTFRB’s moratorium will somehow tone down the operations of colorum jeepneys, buses and taxis not just in Quezon City but throughout the country. (PNA)

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