More than a week after the Department of Transportation (DOTr) allowed Angkas back on the road, it’s Move It’s turn to be issued with a Provisional Authority to Operate under the extended motorcycle taxi pilot run program.
The DOTr’s technical working group (TWG) says its decision is “pending approval of the MC taxi company’s enhanced/modified barrier by the National Task Force,” according to a press statement.
The TWG will then issue a Certificate of Compliance to Move It once the requirement is met. Its provisional authority, meanwhile, will be valid until December 8.
Read the full statement here:
Meanwhile, Citimuber has yet to be granted authorization from the DOTr to operate as part of the pilot run. Around 3,000 riders from the company recently staged a unity ride calling for their inclusion.
“Hanggang ngayon, wala kaming natatanggap na malinaw na kasagutan mula sa DOTr,” Citimuber operations head Charles Punzalan said in an interview. “Sana po ay payagan na kami ng DOTr na makabiyahe dahil dito po nakasalalay ang pamilya namin.”
As of this writing, only three motorcycle taxi providers—Angkas, JoyRide, and Move It—have been been accredited to participate in the government’s pilot run.