DOTr TWG won’t extend pilot program for motorcycle-taxies

Published December 28, 2019, 2:51 PM

by Gabriela Baron & Minka Klaudia Tiangco

By Allysa Nievera and Alexandria Dennis San Juan 

The Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) inter-agency Technical Working Group (TWG) said that there will no longer be any extension for its pilot program for motorcycle-taxies after March 2020.

More than 10,000 of bikers belonging to the motorcycle taxi ride hailing service Angkas converged at the Edsa Shrine in Quezon City early morning of Sunday yesterday to express their opposition to the recent announcement by the LTRFB Technical Working Group of a membership limit of 10,000 riders per ride hailing service which will force Angkas to lay-off 17,000 riders. ( ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN)
More than 10,000 of bikers belonging to the motorcycle taxi ride hailing service Angkas converged at the Edsa Shrine in Quezon City early morning of December 22, 2019 to express their opposition to the recent announcement by the LTRFB Technical Working Group of a membership limit of 10,000 riders per ride hailing service which will force Angkas to lay-off 17,000 riders. ( ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN)

“‘Pag terminated na ang [pilot] program on March 23 [2020], edi wala ng study, ibig sabihin walang authorized na tumakbo sa kalsada,” Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) member and TWG on motorcycle taxis chairman Antonio Gardiola Jr. said in a report from GMA.

“Magda-draft pa ng law ‘yung Congress… nobody can say, please consider them because we have a law, the law prevails above all,” he added.

The transport official was talking about the need to amend Republic Act No. 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code before they can allow bikes as a mode of public transport.
Under the law, motorcycles are not allowed to be classified as for hire or for public utility, meaning they cannot transport passengers in exchange for fees.
Gardiola also reminded ride-hailing firms that it is because of the study that they were given the green light to operate.
“They are running now on the road because of the study. That’s what they need to understand. It’s not about livelihood,” he said.
Upon concluding the dry run in March, the TWG will be submitting their recommendations to the Congress to aid them in crafting laws to legalize the operation of motorcycle taxis in the country.
After this, Gardiola reiterated that the program will be automatically terminated.
“For us, the three-month dry run is enough, because we already have our own monitoring system. After that, we will come up with a conclusive study,” Gardiola assured

The extension of the pilot test run of motorcycle taxis was extended from December 23,2019 to March 23, 2020.

Angkas was joined by two new players, JoyRide and Move It that made LTFRB limit the cap to 39,000 bikers, 10,000 bikers per Transport Network COmpany (TNC) for Metro Manila and 3,000 biker s per TNC in Metro Cebu.

This was the ongoing appeal of Angkas for limiting the riders per TNC to 10,000. Angkas currently have 27,000 rider partners that might lose their jobs because of the limit.said in an interview over GMA-7’s Dobol B sa TV on Saturday.

 

 
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DOTr TWG won’t extend pilot program for motorcycle-taxies

Published December 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Allysa Nievera and Alexandria Dennis San Juan 

The Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) inter-agency Technical Working Group (TWG) said that there will no longer be any extension for its pilot program for motorcycle-taxies after March 2020.

More than 10,000 of bikers belonging to the motorcycle taxi ride hailing service Angkas converged at the Edsa Shrine in Quezon City early morning of Sunday yesterday to express their opposition to the recent announcement by the LTRFB Technical Working Group of a membership limit of 10,000 riders per ride hailing service which will force Angkas to lay-off 17,000 riders. ( ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN)
More than 10,000 of bikers belonging to the motorcycle taxi ride hailing service Angkas converged at the Edsa Shrine in Quezon City early morning of December 22, 2019 to express their opposition to the recent announcement by the LTRFB Technical Working Group of a membership limit of 10,000 riders per ride hailing service which will force Angkas to lay-off 17,000 riders. ( ALVIN KASIBAN / MANILA BULLETIN)

“‘Pag terminated na ang [pilot] program on March 23 [2020], edi wala ng study, ibig sabihin walang authorized na tumakbo sa kalsada,” Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) member and TWG on motorcycle taxis chairman Antonio Gardiola Jr. said in a report from GMA.

“Magda-draft pa ng law ‘yung Congress… nobody can say, please consider them because we have a law, the law prevails above all,” he added.

The transport official was talking about the need to amend Republic Act No. 4136 or the Land Transportation and Traffic Code before they can allow bikes as a mode of public transport.
Under the law, motorcycles are not allowed to be classified as for hire or for public utility, meaning they cannot transport passengers in exchange for fees.
Gardiola also reminded ride-hailing firms that it is because of the study that they were given the green light to operate.
“They are running now on the road because of the study. That’s what they need to understand. It’s not about livelihood,” he said.
Upon concluding the dry run in March, the TWG will be submitting their recommendations to the Congress to aid them in crafting laws to legalize the operation of motorcycle taxis in the country.
After this, Gardiola reiterated that the program will be automatically terminated.
“For us, the three-month dry run is enough, because we already have our own monitoring system. After that, we will come up with a conclusive study,” Gardiola assured

The extension of the pilot test run of motorcycle taxis was extended from December 23,2019 to March 23, 2020.

Angkas was joined by two new players, JoyRide and Move It that made LTFRB limit the cap to 39,000 bikers, 10,000 bikers per Transport Network COmpany (TNC) for Metro Manila and 3,000 biker s per TNC in Metro Cebu.

This was the ongoing appeal of Angkas for limiting the riders per TNC to 10,000. Angkas currently have 27,000 rider partners that might lose their jobs because of the limit.said in an interview over GMA-7’s Dobol B sa TV on Saturday.

 

 
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