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PUV Modernization
« on: September 12, 2017, 03:15:41 AM »
Buses, jeepneys in the Philippines to be modernized by 2020 | Rappler - September 11, 2017
Pampanga, Philippines By 2020, all buses, jeepneys, and public utility vans across the country will be modernized, organized, and put under an automated fare collection system, the transportation department said.

"The routes will be changed in a more efficient way. We are looking at two to 3 years before all PUVs (public utility vehicles) will be modernized," Transportation Assistant Secretary for Road Transport and Infrastructure Mark de Leon told reporters on the sidelines of the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on a P1.5-billion loan facility for PUV cooperatives.

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Automated fare collection for all

By 2020, all jeepneys should be powered by Euro 4 engines or electrically powered engines instead of Euro 2 engines, according to the DOTr.

"The local transport route plan will be the basis for the computation of number of jeepneys. Baseline number is 200,000 PUJs. There might be more because some existing multicab routes will be upgraded to jeepney routes," De Leon said.

The DOTr is also likely to require all PUVs to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, a GPS navigation system, speed limiters, dashboard cameras, and Wi-Fi.