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Jeepney routes reopened as Metro Manila struggles with transport shortage


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This file photo shows a barker of a jeepney in Metro Manila.

STAR / Miguel de Guzman, file


MANILA, Philippines — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board ordered Thursday the resumption of operations of the remaining pre-pandemic routes of public utility vehicles to ensure sufficient public transportation as mobility restrictions continue to ease up.


More people have been going out to work or for leisure, and students are set to undergo full face-to-face class mode next year as the Philippines reopens.


In Memorandum Circular No. 2022-084, the LTFRB ordered the resumption of operations of both traditional and modernized public utility jeepney services, including UV Express services, within the Metro Manila Urban Transportation Integration Study Update and Capacity Enhancement Program area on their original routes prior to the pandemic.


Full Story: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/12/29/2234069/jeepney-routes-reopened-metro-manila-struggles-transport-shortage


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