DOTr terminates motorcycle-taxi study, motorcycle-taxi services seen as “illegal”
The Department of Transportation’s technical working group has announced that it has terminated its Motorcycle-Taxi study ahead of schedule.
Antonio Gardiola Jr., a member of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the chair of the multi-agency technical working group (TWG) announced the termination of the study. He also stated that the TWG’s report has been submitted to Congress. According to a report by ABS-CBN News, Gardiola also mentioned that the motorcycle-taxis could be considered illegal as “they are drawing their authority to run motorcycles because of the study.”
Due to the termination of the study, Gardiola stated that motorcycle-taxis running the roads can be apprehended beginning next week.
Last December 2019, the TWG approved an extension of the motorcycle-taxi pilot study, scheduled to run from January to March 23, 2020. The termination of the study renders the extension invalid.
Stay tuned for more developments.
JUST IN: DOTr-TWG official Antonio Gardiola, Jr., announces termination of their motorcycle-taxi study, deeming all three motorcycle-taxi services “illegal” and can be apprehended starting next week. Sherrie Ann Torres, ABS-CBN News pic.twitter.com/4mwndu8nGU
— ABS-CBN News Channel (@ANCALERTS) January 20, 2020