LTFRB-6 approves more provincial jeepneys to Megaworld IBP
Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Regional Office 6 (LTFRB-6) has approved the extension of three jeepney routes that will reach Megaworld Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao district.
Iloilo City Public Safety Transportation Management Office head Jeck Conlu revealed this development after LTFRB had a consultation with three public utility jeepney (PUJ) associations who requested for trips going to Megaworld area.
Conlu said that these PUJ associations are those plying the routes of Leganes, Oton, and Sta. Barbara.
He said that these extension routes got the nod to accommodate the volume of passengers brought about by the developments in the IBP such as additional business process outsourcing (BPO) companies, condominium towers, and other commercial establishments.
LTFRB-6, under the supervision of Regional Director Richard Osmena and Janet Solinap, Transportation Development Office Chief, also held a consultation/hearing on the proposed three rationalized PUJ routes to cater to about 25,000 BPO employees at the Megaworld IBP.
Engr. Joshua Gaquit, Planning Officer III, briefed various transport group leaders about the three recommended rationalized routes that will traverse the City’s central business district.
The three rationalized routes are SM City Iloilo to City Proper; Iloilo City to Oton-Anhawan; and Iloilo City (Hiway) to Pavia.
The LTFRB-6 recommended that the rationalized PUJ routes will be included in the City’s land public transport route plan.
The local public transport groups assured the Megaworld management to deploy jeepneys in these rationalized routes during the dry-run to determine whether these routes are really viable for the operators.