27,000 Taxis Granted Special Permits, 25 NCR Bus Routes Opened

Almost 27,000 taxi units have been granted special permits to operate, while 25 city bus routes and 28 point-to-point bus routes were opened to transport commuters in Metro Manila during the general community quarantine period, according to Department of Transportation Undersecretary Mark De Leon.

During the online hearing of the House Committee on Metro Manila Development, De Leon said they are planning to open up to 31 city bus routes in the National Capital Region.

He added the transportation department “quantified and estimated” the demand for public transportation. Establishments are also urged to offer shuttle services for their employees.

De Leon likewise noted that they still intend to push through with the plan to have intermodal terminals, but this can only be done when the Inter-Agency Task Force approves provincial bus trips. This is still not allowed because Metro Manila is still under GCQ.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.