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Angkas’ Pilot Run For Six Months Extension

Angkas’ Pilot Run For Six Months Extension

The scheduled end of the Angkas’ pilot run on December 26 might be extended for six months after Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) Technical Working Group expressed consideration.

Photo from Save Angkas

The extension of the pilot run is meant to give commuters more choices by allowing other operators to participate and also to help the Technical Working Group (TWG), which is composed of members that include representatives from the DOTr, Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Land Transportation Office (LTO), and the Inter-Agency Council for Traffic, in studying the safety of motorcycle taxis before its legalization as a mode of public transportation.

“We want to determine their operational readiness and compliance. We also want to determine whether or not motorcycles are really a safe and viable form of public transportation. That is always our priority- the safety, security and comfort of riding public,” said TWG head LTFRB Board Member Antonio Gardiola Jr.

The decision to the proposed June 2020 extension will be announced in a few days.

The three-year old Angkas is reportedly looking for additional credit cards as one of the payment options on the motorcycle taxi app. Some Angkas drivers, however, went viral for their samaritarian service.

Indeed, Angkas’ extension would be a great help for all commuters.

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