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Report: LTFRB Says All Dilapidated Jeepneys Will be Gone by June 2020

End of an era?
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The days of hazardous jeepney units might be numbered.

According to a report by BusinessWorld, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) says that June 2020 is the agency’s “deadliest deadline” to phase out old and dilapidated jeepney units.

Ang deadliest deadline nyan, June 30, 2020. Mawawala na lahat ng mausok at bulok na sasakyan, jeep, basically,” LTFRB board member Ronaldo Corpuz said during a briefing earlier this week.

According to the report, several transport groups expressed their dissatisfaction over the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program, holding protests and asking that the plan be reviewed.

For its part, the LTFRB says it is open to discussing their concerns but will stand firm on the new standards required of PUVs, the report says.

“Willing naman kaming makinig,” LTFRB technical division head Joel Bolano said. “Doon sa nagsasabi na sumasang-ayon naman sila, subalit may mga hindi sila gusto sa proseso, pwede naman namin silang pakinggan doon.”

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The LTFRB says it believes it will meet the government’s June 2020 deadline.

The phase-out of dilapidated PUVs has been ongoing for a couple of years now, and it definitely looks like there’s progress as more and more modern PUV units are being added to our roads every couple of weeks. Do you think older jeepney units will be phased out by next June?

This story originally appeared on Topgear.com.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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