Traditional jeepneys will be back on the road on Friday (July 3) in Metro Manila after the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) released a memorandum with the guidelines for their resumption of operations during general community quarantine (GCQ).
According to LTFRB Memorandum Circular (MC) 2020-026 released on Thursday, a total of 6,002 jeepneys will be allowed to ply 49 routes in the region with no additional permits necessary.
“Considering that PUJs (public utility jeepneys) will be plying their existing routes as indicated in Annex ‘A,’ no special permit is necessary prior to their operation,” the memorandum read.
These routes, it said, are as follows:
- T102 (route number) Camarin – Novaliches
- T103 Karuhatan - Ugong
- T104 Malabon - Monumento via Letre
- T105 Malabon (TP) - Navotas (TP)
- T107 Monumento - Navotas via Letre
- T205 Cubao - Proj. 4 via J.P. Rizal
- T206 Cubao - San Juan via N. Domingo
- T208 IBP Road - Lupang Pangako via Gravel Pit Road
- T209 Marikina - Pasig
- T210 Pantranco - Proj. 2 & 3 via Kamuning
- T211 Proj. 2 & 3 - Q Mart
- T212 Sucat-Highway - Bagumbayan
- T213 Ayala - Pateros via JP Rizal
- T215 Marikina - Pateros via Pasig
- T301 A. Boni - A. Mabini via 10th Ave
- T302 A. Bonifacio - D Tuazon/E. Rodriguez Ave.
- T303 A. Rivera - Raon via Severino Reyes
- T305 Ayala - Mantrade via Pasong Tamo
- T306 Ayala - Washington
- T309 Balic-Balic - Quiapo via Lepanto
- T310 Balic-Balic - Bustillos via G. Tuazon
- T311 Balic-Balic - Espana/M. Dela Fuente
- T312 Balintawak - Frisco
- T313 Balut - Blumentritt
- T314 Blumentritt - North Harbor via Divisoria
- T316 Boni - Kalentong JRC via Boni Avenue
- T317 Dian - Libertad
- T318 Divisoria - Gastambide via Morayta
- T320 Divisoria - Pier North via Plaza Moriones
- T321 Divisoria - Quiapo via Evangelista
- T322 Evangelista - Libertad
- T323 Divisoria - Velasquez
- T324 Guadalupe Market - L. Guinto via Pasig Line
- T326 L. Guinto - Sta. Ana
- T327 Herbosa/Pritil - P. Guevarra via Tayuman
- T328 Kalentong/JRC - P. Victorino via P. Cruz
- T330 Divisoria - Sta. Cruz via San Nicolas
- T331 Kayamanan C - PRC via Pasong Tamo
- T332 L. Guinto - Zobel Roxas via Paco
- T333 Lardizabal - Rizal Ave. via M. Dela Fuente
- T334 Lealtad - Quiapo (Barbosa) via Lepanto
- T335 Kalentong/JRC - Libertad (Mandaluyong) Nueve de Pebrero
- T336 Kalentong/JRC - Namayan via Vergara
- T338 North Harbor - Quiapo via Evangelista
- T340 P. Faura - San Andres
- T343 Quezon Ave. - Sta. Mesa Market via Araneta Avenue
- T344 Crame - San Juan via Pinaglabanan
- T401 Alabang - Sucat via M.L. Quezon
- T402 Soldiers Hill (Phase IV) - Talon via Alvarez
While the jeeps plying these routes will not be required to secure special permits, it said that a QR Code will be issued to the operator of the PUJ which must be printed and displayed on the PUJ unit.
In a message, Department of Transportation (DOTr) Assistant Secretary Goddes Hope Libiran said that the LTFRB will release the list of the approved jeepney operators on the department’s social media within the day.
“Kapag nakita po ng operator ang pangalan nila, ibig sabihin (If the operator sees his or her name, this means) they will be allowed to operate tomorrow),” Libiran said.
Aside from being included in the list, she said the approved PUJs must be currently registered as roadworthy with the Land Transportation Office and have valid passenger insurance.
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“Wala po munang hulihan ng walang (There won’t be apprehension yet for those without) QR code from tomorrow (Friday) to Sunday,” Libiran said.
Meanwhile, the LTFRB, in its memorandum, said that the fare for PUJs will remain unchanged—PHP9.00 for the first four kilometers and PHP1.50 for every succeeding kilometer.
To stem possible infection of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) in jeepneys, it said operators and drivers are required to comply with a series of safety measures “prior to dispatch and during operations”.
These include checking of body temperature, wearing masks and gloves (for the driver) at all times, operating at a maximum of 50 percent capacity, and distributing passenger contact forms for contact tracing.
It said that operators who fail to comply with the guidelines set by the LTFRB will incur penalties from fines to cancellation or suspension of their Certificate of Public Convenience or Provisional Authority.