MANILA, Philippines – What will the new jeepneys look like under the government’s public utility vehicle (PUV) modernization program?
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.
The government plans to replace all old PUVs aged 15 years or older with enironment-friendly jeepneys that have safety features.
According to Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Chairman Martin Delgra III, 180,000 jeepneys nationwide face replacement under the modernization program.