CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga – Fifteen more modernized public utility vehicles (PUVs) will soon ply major routes in this province.
The Damayan Transport Service Cooperative launched on Friday the 15 PUV class 3 units under the Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives' transport program in Barangay San Nicolas, Masantol town, this province.
Of the PUVs, 12 units will ply the route from Masantol to the City of San Fernando town proper via Apalit and vice versa, and the three others from Masantol to SM City Pampanga via North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and vice versa.
Lawyer Carl Sha Jemimah Marbella, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) regional head, congratulated the transport service cooperative for continuously embracing the PUV modernization program.
“Through this development, commuters from various areas in the province will continue to enjoy riding air-conditioned, spacious, safe and convenient modernized PUJs (public utility jeepneys),” she said during the launch of the modernized PUVs.
Marbella also assured that the LTFRB will continue to provide technical assistance to the transport service cooperatives in the province.
Divina Quemi, chief executive officer of the Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives, said the new PUVs are environment-friendly, safe, secure and comfortable with due consideration to persons with disabilities (PWDs).
“The commuters of Masantol, Macabebe and Apalit will continuously experience the comfort, safety, accessibility and other benefits of riding a modernized PUV,” Quemi said.
Damayan Transport Service Cooperative first acquired 15 modernized PUV units for their existing routes in 2020 in support of the government’s PUV modernization program that aims to provide efficient and modern public transportation to commuters. (PNA)