Taguig City tricycles to resume operations on June 15

By Dhel Nazario

Tricycles in Taguig City are set to resume operations on Monday (June 15), the city announced in a recent Facebook post.

The city said tricycle operations would resume after close coordination with all the tricycle operators and drivers associations (TODAs).

However, the city said only 20 percent of tricycles per TODA are allowed to operate on the road.

All tricycle units and terminals have been equipped with personal protective equipment and disinfection equipment.

"All these were done to ensure the safety of all passengers and tricycle drivers," the city said in the post.

On the other hand, Taguig City will continue to offer Libreng Sakay (free rides) for frontline and emergency workers and essential workers who are allowed to go out during the community quarantine.

The city earlier said it plans to have cashless payments for tricycles using cellphones with the guidance of the city government.

Registered TODA drivers, as well as pedicab drivers, received a P4,000 allowance as the second tranche of social amelioration from the local government after being unable to operate under the general community quarantine (GCQ).