The announcement came from Move It president and CEO Francis Juan and Grab Philippines country head Grace Vera Cruz. Both sides saw the need for an enhanced motorcycle taxi service in Metro Manila, especially with the easing of quarantine restrictions in many areas.
According to Juan, the two app-based firms joining forces will also help the Technical Working Group (TWG) of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) gather more data from the ongoing motorcycle taxi pilot run in terms of road safety, passenger satisfaction, and efficiency.
Move It is one of the three companies that were accredited by the DOTr to participate in the pilot run, which will be the basis of the possible legalization of motorcycle-taxis-for-hire in the country. The two others are Angkas and JoyRide.
Commuters will not be charged extra for using the Grab app to book a ride with Move It. The former vows to oblige with the fare matrix laid out by the DOTr for the pilot run participants.
“Our partnership with Move It is a hallmark expression of how transport stakeholders can come together for the common good, and we invite all companies to join us toward this mission,” says Vera Cruz.
However, there are some limitations to this newly established collaboration between Move It and Grab Philippines:
1) Cashless transactions
Commuters availing of the Move It with Grab rides can only pay through cashless modes such as credit and debit card, as well as GrabPay Credits.
2) Limited hours
The Move It with Grab service is available Mondays to Sundays, 5am to 10pm.
3) Limited area of coverage
The rides can only be booked within some areas of Greater Metro Manila—San Juan, Paranaque, Mandaluyong, Pasig, Pateros and Manila.
4) Bring your own helmet
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