Thursday, July 20, 2017

Transport turmoil: Grab the Uber by the tail

Two years after acquiring legal status, Transportation Network Vehicle Services (TNVS) Grab and Uber find themselves at loggerheads with the Transportation Department’s franchise regulator.

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) is cracking down on both companies for accrediting and activating thousands of TNVS despite an existing moratorium.

The LTFRB believes "colorum" TNVS units now number around 50,000. The agency has set a July 26 deadline for them to stop operating, after which their vehicles will be confiscated and the driver slapped with a fine of P120,000.

Grab and Uber patrons have flooded social media sites with their criticism of how the LTFRB has handled this controversy supposedly to the disadvantage of commuters who have spurned traditional taxis. - ANC Future Perfect