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Makati suspends its ‘no loading/unloading’ policy for UV Express vehicles

The local government will rethink its implementation of the LTFRB memorandum

While they aren't the designated terminals, the drop-off points along Ayala Avenue are the best ones in the Makati CBD. PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Recently, commuters complained about the prohibition of UV Express vehicles along Ayala Avenue with the Makati LGU releasing a statement in response. Now, the local government has released another one announcing the suspension of its “no loading/unloading” policy.

Atty. Michael Camiña met with representatives from the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, the Public Safety Department, the Makati Parking Authority, and the Makati Central Estate Association to discuss LTFRB Memorandum Circular No. 2019-025.

The outcome was that UV Express vehicles will be allowed to load/unload passengers outside of their terminals until November, while the city government reevaluates its implementation of the LTFRB memorandum to improve public transportation.

While there is no clear-cut solution to the problem, it is good that the Makati LGU listened to the feedback of commuters, and it now plans to do something about it.

Leandro Mangubat

Leandro is our staff writer. Although having a background in mechanical engineering, he enjoys photography and writing more.