LTFRB to jeep operators: No fare matrix, no fare hike
MANILA, Philippines – Better keep those spare centavos ready.
Beginning June 14, jeepneys in the National Capital Region, Region 3, and Region 4 will be increasing the minimum fare from P8.00 to P8.50 for the first 4 kilometers. Every succeeding kilometer will cost from P1.40 to P1.50.
This week, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) began distributing copies of the approved fare matrix to various public utility jeepneys (PUJs) operators and groups to prepare for the scheduled hike.
Chairman Winston Ginez said operators and drivers should display the new matrix prominently in their jeepneys, otherwise they will not be allowed to charge passengers the new rates.
“We strongly urge the commuting public to report drivers who fail to conspicuously display the new fare matrix,” Ginez added.
Those who fail to do so also face fines from P5,000 to P15,000 based on a joint administrative order from the LTFRB, the Land Transportation Office and the Department of Transportation and Communication which kicks in June 19.
The LTFRB handed out copies of the fare matrix at the Amoranto Sports Complex in Quezon City on Tuesday. Distribution will continue the whole day from Wednesday to Thursday, until Friday morning. – Bea Cupin/Rappler.com