- The LTFRB said the jeepney modernization plan will push through despite protests from transport groups
- The LTFRB will continue to engage transport groups to explain the benefits of the modernization project
- Transport groups held another protest against the jeepney phaseout
The continuing strikes by jeepney operators and drivers will not stop the government’s plan to phase out old passenger jeepneys and replace them with environment-friendly vehicles, according to the top official of Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB).
As mentioned in GMA, LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra said the jeepney modernization plan will push through despite the drivers and operators’ protests; saying the government’s priority is the interest of the riding public.
Delgra said the government, particularly LTFRB, will continue to engage the drivers and operators to explain to them the benefits of the jeepney modernization program.
On Monday, July 17, several transport groups, including the “No To Jeepney Phaseout Coaliton, Federation of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines, Alliance of Transport Organizations-Pasig, and the Pangkalahatang Sanggunian Manila and Suburbs Drivers Association joined the Pagkakaisa ng mga Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operators Nationwide (PISTON) in launching another protest against the phaseout program.