PUVs to Record Passenger Contact Details Once Operations Resume

PUVs will be required to have a manifesto under GCQ.

Jeepneys, buses, taxis, transport network vehicle services (TNVS) such as Grab and Angkas, and other forms of public utility vehicles (PUVs) will be required to have a manifesto when operations resume under the general community quarantine (GCQ), the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) said Monday.

According to LTFRB chairman Martin Delgra III, PUVs will be mandated to keep a record of their passengers for contact tracing in consideration of the pandemic. The manifesto must include passengers’ full name and contact details.

"There needs to be a manifesto of passengers with their names and contact numbers on the part of the bus operator... Not only for buses but for all forms public transport system," Delgra said in a press briefing on Monday.

Delgra also appealed to passengers to record the details of the public transportation vehicle they take.

"On the part of the passenger, we are requesting to them and appealing to them write down details of the vehicle," said Delgra.


Cashless Payments Pushed for PUVs

Delgra said jeepney and bus operators should also explore cashless payment systems like the ones used by Grab, and likewise explore online booking for easier travel.

“We are suggesting and pushing for booking online for both TNVS and taxis through mobile apps,” said Delgra.

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