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LTFRB to review TNVs’ common supply base limits

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) wants to review certain provisions of its Memorandum Circular (MC) 2018-003, which limits to 45,000 the common supply base of Transport Network Vehicle Service (TNVs) units in Metro Manila.

Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur P. Tugade ordered the agency to review the memo’s provisions to serve the interest of the commuting public.

The DOTr and LTFRB will monitor the number of booking requests which Transport Network Companies (TNCs) receive to include served and unserved requests, as well as other factors affecting the supply of TNVS, such as number coding, maintenance schedules, and working hours of drivers.

This should enable the DOTr and LTFRB to arrive at an objective number for the common supply base, which will be based on the official list of accredited TNVS as submitted by TNCs to LTFRB.

In case of adjustments in the common supply base as a result of the review, the government will make its decision based on the actual data from the different transport network companies (TNCs), although DOTr study, plus consultations with the public at large.

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