Coun. Ludovica to LTFRB: Revoke franchise of PUVs obstructing traffic


The QC Council is asking Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to revoke the franchise it has issued to public utility vehicles that use public roads, streets or highways as a parking area, terminal or garage.

City Resolution 6957-2016, authored by Councilor Ranulfo Ludovica, cited as necessary the need for LTFRB to exercise its authority over public conveyances engaged in the obstructing practice so as to improve traffic flow and ensure public safety, especially in Quezon City.

“While public roads, streets, and highways are designed for motorists, commuters and pedestrians, it has been observed that many public utility vehicles are using these areas as their parking spaces, terminal or garage, not only during daytime but also during nighttime,” Ludovica said.

With this in mind, Councilor Ludovica sought the assistance of the LTFRB to put a stop on the said practice considering that the agency has been primarily tasked to oversee the issuance and cancellation of the certificates of public convenience or permits authorizing the operation of public land transportation services provided by motorized vehicles.

As provided for under the LTFRB rules, only public utility vehicles operating with proper garage spaces are to be issued franchise.