March 4, 2024

City officials urged jeepney operators and drivers in the city to provide more express trips on their respective routes to cater to students and workers from 6 to 8 a.m.

Under Resolution 545, s. 2023, the council stated that in order to help and give a temporary remedy while waiting for a long-term solution, it is imperative for jeepney operators and drivers in the city to provide additional express trips on their respective routes to shorten the travel time to arrive at their designated terminals in the various parts of the central business district.

During the Senior Citizens Office for a Day (Scofad) in October 2022, the council adopted the proposal of Scofad Councilor Viola M. Aplosen that urged jeepney operators to provide more jeepneys to cater to students and employees from their respective barangays going to the city’s center from 6 to 8 a.m.

The council said it has been observed that a lot of passengers queue in the jeepney terminals in the barangays of the city in the morning and in the afternoon during rush hours for them to catch up with their classes and work and for them to go home from their schedules.

The council said commuters are most often late in going to their respective workplaces, schools, and appointments due to the inadequate jeepneys.

Copies of the approved resolution will be transmitted to the different jeepney and transport cooperatives and the Traffic and Transportation Management Division of the City Engineering office for their information, guidance, ready reference and appropriate action. – PIO release