Filtered By: Topstories

How PUVs will operate at 50%, reduced capacity in areas under GCQ

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has released the operation protocols for public utility vehicles which will be allowed to operate in areas under general community quarantine (GCQ).

The DOTr said capacity and passenger load factors will be required for each mode of transportation to ensure that physical distancing is followed.

Passenger load for public utility buses (PUBs) and public utility jeepneys (PUJs) should not exceed 50% or half of the vehicle’s capacity, excluding driver and conductor.

For UV Express, taxis as well as transport network vehicle services (TNVS), passenger load should not exceed two passengers per row, except for the driver’s row where only one passenger is allowed.

Tricycles, on the other hand, must not exceed one passenger in the side-car, while backriding will not be allowed.

Below are the configurations of allowed passenger capacity for various PUVs allowed to operate in areas under GCQ: