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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
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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.

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Re: PUV Modernization
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2017, 11:42:17 PM »
Despite strike, other transport groups OK with jeepney modernization | GMA news - October 17, 2017
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Several transport groups have expressed their support to the government's jeepney modernization program amid the nationwide strike led by the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (Piston).

A report by GMA News' Jun Veneracion on Unang Balita quoted Pasang Masda national president Obet Martin saying it was high time for the country to replace the current jeepneys to more modern and more efficient units.

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The LTFRB has pegged the price tag for the modern jeepneys between P1.2 million to P1.6 million per unit.

Under the payment system, jeepney drivers can use their old units as downpayment on top of the P80,000 worth of government subsidy. Drivers can also pay for the unit for a seven-year period.

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Re: PUJ / PUV Modernization
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2017, 04:36:17 AM »
Obama sees big reveal: Jeepneys out, Comet in | inquirer.net  - April 30, 2014
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With his shiny, bomb-proof presidential limousine—dubbed “The Beast” by the US Secret Service—a few steps away, President Barack Obama briefly boarded a zero-emission electric jeep envisioned to replace the gas-guzzling jeepneys on Metro Manila’s roads.

A staunch supporter of efforts to alleviate the impact of climate change, Obama appeared impressed as he stepped inside the electric jeep on Tuesday, his suit taken off because of Manila’s humid summer weather.


Obama on an E-Jeep. US President Obama talks with developers of an electric vehicle called Comet. Zero-emission Comets are envisioned to replace gas-guzzling public utility jeepneys on Philippine roads. With Obama are Comet developer Ken Montler (inside the vehicle with Obama), CEO of electric jeep developer Global Electric Transportation (GET); Sigfrido Tińga, GET president; and Robert Martin of the jeepney federation Pasang Masda. Tarra Quismundo

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LOOK: New jeepneys under PUV modernization program | Rappler - October 17, 2017

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The Department of Transportation shows what the updated jeepneys will look like

The public had a glimpse of the updated modern jeepneys in an expo held by the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and Department of Trade and Industry on October 12.

Local manufacturers built the prototype vehicles following DOTr specifications.

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Jeepneys should be replaced by those powered with Euro 4 engines or electrically-powered engines with solar panels for roofs.

The modern jeepney should also be equipped with safety features, such as a speed limiter, closed-circuit television camera (CCTV), GPS, and dashboard camera.

It will also be outfitted with an automated fare collection system to make it compatible with the current payment system being implemented in Metro Manila’s 3 train lines.


New Jeep. The Public Utility Vehicle modernization program seeks to provide a safer and environment-friendly option for commuters. All photos from Department of Transportation - Philippines Facebook Page
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Modern. The PUV modernization program aims to have a safer and environment-friendly mode of transportation. Photo from Department of Transportation - Philippines Facebook page

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