- The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has allowed the operations of motorcycle taxis
- However, the test-run is only good for six months starting June
- The DOTr has released a new set of guidelines for Angkas
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has approved the operations of motorcycle taxis. However, KAMI learned that the pilot operations is good for only 6 months.
In a report by the CNN Philippines (author Makoi Popioco), the test-run will be starting during the first week of June in Metro Manila and Cebu City.
The motorcycle taxis will have a flag down rate of P50 in Metro Manila. There will be an additional P10 to P15 for every kilometer. There will also be dynamic pricing with 1.5x surge cap.
In Cebu, the flag down rate is P20. An additional P16 to P20 charge will be added per kilometer.
Motorcycle taxis are to follow safety rules, including wearing reflectorized helmets for both riders and passengers. The riders should also have reflectorized vest and body strap for passengers to hold on to.
The maximum speed allowed is 60 kilometers per hour.
After the six-month pilot operations, the government will study the results and data collected to determine if motorcycle taxis should be deemed as a mode of public transportation.
So far, only Angkas is the motorcycle ride-hailing company in the country.
As reported by KAMI before, the House of Representatives passed the legalization of motorcycles as a mode of public transportation or the “Motorcycles-for-Hire Act.”
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