Around 3,000 riders from ride-hailing company Citimuber will stage a unity ride tomorrow, Wednesday, November 25, in a bid to convince the government to allow them to participate in the ongoing motorcycle taxi pilot run.
Currently, the experimental run includes three accredited providers: Angkas, JoyRide, and MoveIt. The Department of Transportation (DOTr) gave the three companies the go-signal to resume operations starting Monday, November 23, following compliance with safety guidelines outlined by the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
“The authorities should have an open dialogue and a wide understanding because Citimuber is a big help in organizing and implementing safety protocols that are within the guidelines,” the Citymuber riders said.
Don Pangan of Kapatiran sa Dalawang Gulong (Kagulong) said the Citimuber riders are expected to converge tomorrow at the University of the Philippines Diliman at 8am for a short program. From there, they will stage a motorcade to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board office in Quezon City to air their grievances.
Move It and JoyRide’s facilities are due for ocular inspection by the DOTr’s technical working group. Citimuber, meanwhile, currently maintains a riding training facility at Bagong Barrio in Caloocan City.