Amid motorbike cap brouhaha, only 5-K riders registered so far

Published December 26, 2019, 11:07 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera & Richa Noriega

By Alexandria San Juan 

Amid issues on rider cap for the extended motorcycle taxis pilot run, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said the three bike firms have registered only around 5,000 drivers with the technical working group (TWG) so far.

(ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN)
(ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN)

DOTr said in a statement on Thursday that only 5,056 riders have been authorized to join the dry run under motorcycle ride-hailing companies Angkas, JoyRide, and Move It.

Of these figures, 2,024 were registered with Angkas, 1,438 with JoyRide, and 1,414 with Move It as of 9 a.m. Thursday.

The number of authorized riders is significantly low, considering the TWG set a total allotted cap of 39,000 registered bikers — 30,000 for Metro Manila operations and 9,000 for Cebu.

The TWG earlier said that the expansion and the extension of the pilot run will help them study the viability of motorcycle taxis as mode of public transportation. The results of the study will be submitted to Congress to aid them in crafting laws to legalize the operation of motorcycle taxis in the country.

To come up with comprehensive dry run results, the TWG divided the total rider cap equally among the three firms, or at least 10,000 units in Metro Manila per ride-hailing company.

According to the TWG, releasing this data will “set the record straight in so far as compliance to the documentary and regulatory requirements of the TWG is concerned, most especially on the need to fully register and declare the names and number of contracted riders by the service providers.”

Angkas earlier protested on cap set by the TWG, saying 17,000 of its riders are at risk of losing their jobs as it has at least 27,000 riders onboard its platform.

But the TWG argued that the riders who will be displaced from Angkas have the option to choose the “best employment or partnership terms” between the two other participants.

The pilot test run was extended for three more months beginning Dec. 23 and will run until March 23, 2020.

 
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Amid motorbike cap brouhaha, only 5-K riders registered so far

Published December 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Alexandria San Juan 

Amid issues on rider cap for the extended motorcycle taxis pilot run, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) said the three bike firms have registered only around 5,000 drivers with the technical working group (TWG) so far.

(ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN)
(ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN)

DOTr said in a statement on Thursday that only 5,056 riders have been authorized to join the dry run under motorcycle ride-hailing companies Angkas, JoyRide, and Move It.

Of these figures, 2,024 were registered with Angkas, 1,438 with JoyRide, and 1,414 with Move It as of 9 a.m. Thursday.

The number of authorized riders is significantly low, considering the TWG set a total allotted cap of 39,000 registered bikers — 30,000 for Metro Manila operations and 9,000 for Cebu.

The TWG earlier said that the expansion and the extension of the pilot run will help them study the viability of motorcycle taxis as mode of public transportation. The results of the study will be submitted to Congress to aid them in crafting laws to legalize the operation of motorcycle taxis in the country.

To come up with comprehensive dry run results, the TWG divided the total rider cap equally among the three firms, or at least 10,000 units in Metro Manila per ride-hailing company.

According to the TWG, releasing this data will “set the record straight in so far as compliance to the documentary and regulatory requirements of the TWG is concerned, most especially on the need to fully register and declare the names and number of contracted riders by the service providers.”

Angkas earlier protested on cap set by the TWG, saying 17,000 of its riders are at risk of losing their jobs as it has at least 27,000 riders onboard its platform.

But the TWG argued that the riders who will be displaced from Angkas have the option to choose the “best employment or partnership terms” between the two other participants.

The pilot test run was extended for three more months beginning Dec. 23 and will run until March 23, 2020.

 
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