Will this new cap increase your chances of booking Grab, Uber?

Michaela Andrea
PUBLISHED February 12, 2018 03:08 pm
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(Inside Manila) Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) made a slight detour on its previous decision to limit transport network vehicle services (TNVS) units to 45,700.


LTFRB made the decision to address the 75% demand for ride-sharing services.


Under its latest Memorandum Circular (MC), LTFRB now allows 65,000 units for Metro Manila, 1,500 units for Metro Cebu, and 250 in Pampanga.


“The TNVS will be able to serve 75% of the bookings ... Dapat mas mabilis na ang serbisyo niyo at wala na sana ang cancellation,” LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said on Monday, February 12.


The MC also allows hatchback units to operate within Metro Manila but not in Laguna, Bulacan, Rizal, and Cavite.


In January, LTFRB has limited the number of cars operating under ride-hailing applications Grab and Uber to 45,700.


Due to the previously implemented cap, the raid-hailing companies were only able to serve 60% of the requested bookings.


The new memorandum is set to take effect on Wednesday, February 28.

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