May pag-asa pa! Grab, Uber units may still increase


Grab and Uber may now breath a sigh of relief at least for now.

This after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) ordered the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to review certain provisions stated in LTFRB Memorandum Circular 2018-003 which limits the common supply base of transport network vehicle services (TNVS) units to only 45,700.

“The decision to review the number is based on the fact that there are some TNVS units subject to coding. There is a market for this kind of denomination,” LTFRB spokesperson Aileen Lizada said.

“Tuloy po ang pag-process but the number is not pegged at 45,000. We are eyeing to increase the units,” she added.

The LTFRB has said that it will start accepting applications for new TNVS units on Feb. 5.

The DOTr said the possible adjustment in the common supply base will be based on actual data and consultations with the public.

Of the 45,700, 45,000 units will be allowed to ply in Metro Manila, 500 in Cebu and 200 in Pampanga.