MANILA, Sept. 22 (PNA) — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is set to hear the petition of a transport group to cancel Uber’s accreditation on Wednesday (Sept 23).
“LTFRB will hear tomorrow, 9 am, petition of 1-UTAK to cancel Uber’s accreditation and opposition to all applicants for franchise of TNVS (Transportation Network Vehicle Service),” the LTFRB said on its official Twitter account.
1-UTAK earlier claimed that Uber and similar app-based ride-sharing services put passenger safety at risk since they do not have franchises.
LTFRB last month awarded Uber partners vehicles their provisional authorities (PA) to operate as a TNVS after approving its application as a Transport Network Company (TNC).
This way, vehicles under Uber will not be treated as “colorum” vehicles.
Vehicles under the TNVS category are required to install global positioning system (GPS) devices screens. Its drivers are meanwhile required to issue e-receipts, and secure passenger insurances under LTFRB.
Also under the TNVS category, vehicles should not be older than seven years. Only sedans, Asian Utility Vehicles, Sports Utility Vehicles, vans, or similar vehicles will be allowed.
Aside from TNVS, the three other categories developed to modernize the country’s transport services are Premium Taxi, Airport Bus, and Bus Rapid Transit.
These categories began implementation last May. (PNA)