MODERN JEEPNEYS. The modern jeepneys launched by the Sapang Palay Grotto Transport Service Cooperative (SPGTSC) in Bulacan on Monday (April 18, 2022). These will ply the streets of the City of San Jose Del Monte in Bulacan province. (Photo courtesy of the City of San Jose Del Monte Cooperative Office)

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Twenty more modern jeepneys will start serving passengers in the City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan.

Nasrudin U. Talipasan, regional director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), on Tuesday said the Sapang Palay Grotto Transport Service Cooperative (SPGTSC) launched Monday the brand new and modern YouYi ZGT 6540 jeepneys to ply the route of Grotto-Sapang Palay via Tungko Mangga.

“The launching of the modern units is a manifestation that the cooperative is one with the government in the implementation of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP),” Talipasan said in an interview.

City Mayor Arthur A. Robes lauded the members of the SPGTSC for their initiative to ensure reliable and safe public transportation in the city.

“Ang programa natin na gawing moderno ang lahat ng pampublikong transportasyon ay naging matagumpay, kaya naman ang iba't ibang mga transport cooperative sa ating lungsod ay talagang sumusunod sa mandato na ito ng ating national government. Ang programang ito ay hindi lang pagpapakita na ang ating lungsod ay patungo sa pagiging progresibo bagkus gusto natin bigyan ng komportableng eksperyensya ang ating mga kababayang San Joseño (Our program to modernize all the public transportation is successful, thus the different transport cooperatives in our city are indeed complying with the mandate of our national government. This program not only shows that our city is moving toward progress but we also want to give comfortable experience to our San Joseño city mates),” he said in a official social media post.

The SPGTSC is the eighth transport cooperative in the City of San Jose del Monte to comply with the government's transport modernization program.

The PUVMP is the flagship transport project of the Duterte administration being implemented through the Department of Transportation (DOTr).

It aims to make public transportation safer and more comfortable, and to lessen the environmental pollution caused by worn-out and smoke-belching utility vehicles. (PNA)