The LTRFB eyes adding more taxis in Metro Manila

Aug 24, 2017 | Same topic: Latest traffic updates
The LTFRB announced that it is eyeing adding more taxis plying our roads.

Having trouble finding your own way around the metro since Uber operations suspended for one month? The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) will be very gracious to Filipino commuters at the voice of their cries, and attempts to find a comprehensive solution.

The LTFRB announced that it was eyeing adding more taxis plying our roads. Martin Delgran – the LTFRB Head shared that this initiative would be undertaken as tools to respond to the increasing demand of Filipino travelers as well as force erring taxi drivers to shape up.

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Many taxis on the metro manila's road

The LTRFB eyes adding more taxis in Metro Manila

The LTFRB’s action to hail Uber’s operations has stirred outrage among Uber’s thousands of stranded daily customers, lamenting the difficulty of the ride-sharing company’s suspension. The passengers have also challenged the government organization to also solve the matters hurdled against many abusive taxi drivers.

The LTFRBs Chairperson clarified that the Oplan Insnabero – the nationwide fight against abusive cab drivers still has a strong focus on forcing such drivers to clean up their acts.

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Three white regular taxis on the Phillippine road

This initiative will be undertaken as tools to respond to the increasing demand of Filipino travelers as well as force erring taxi drivers to shape up

Concerning Uber status, the LTFRB and Uber will continue discussing to find a comprehensive yet quick solution for dealing with Uber’s one month suspension. The solution may include a proposal to pay P10 million fine – that is double the previous Php 5 million fine slapped Uber’s face by the agency. The LTFRB also has called a meeting with taxi operators to calibrate broadening more taxi franchises.

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