QC urges MMDA to helptrike drivers earn enough

July 21, 2013 12:11 am 

MANILA, July 20 — The Quezon City Council has passed a resolution requesting the Metro Manila Development Authority to study the possible options available to the city’s tricycle operators and drivers associations members.

The resolution was passed Friday to address the welfare of the trike sectors affected by the MMDA’s ordinance banning tricycles from operating on the national roads in QC.

Under MMDA Ordinance No. 6 Series of 1990 and a joint memorandum issued in 2008 by the Dept. of the Interior and Local Government and the Dept. of Transportation and Communication, operation of all tricycles shall be confined only to non-congested city and municipal streets to avoid accidents.

According to the resolution’s proponent, 2nd District Councilor and Minority Leader Eufemio Lagumbay, the ban on tricycles along the national roads of Quezon City negatively affects the income of the TODA members as it decreases the number of commuters who avail themselves of their services due to limited destinations they can offer.(PNA)

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