Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board suspension of P2P plan hailed

June 15, 2019

A COMMUTER and transport group welcomed the decision of Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LFTRB) to suspend the Memorandum Circular 2019-25 on terminal-to-terminal or point-to-point (P2P) policy for UV Express and Vans.

Lawyer Ariel Inton jr., founder of Lawyers for Commuters Safety and Protection (LCSP), said they are very happy.

“Masaya kami sa decision ng LTFRB na makipag-dialogue muna sa transport at commuter groups sakop ng policy,” said Inton.

Definitely the LTFRB was right in their decision in order to first study carefully the policy and consider the welfare and safety of commuters, drivers and operators, said Inton.

“We believe if a widespread and nationwide public consultation would be conducted by the government with transport and commuter sectors it would result in a win-win solution for the benefit of all sectors particularly commuters,” said Inton.

The LCSP and Stop and Go Coalition Transport had conducted a signature campaign nationwide in opposition to the P2P policy.

The LTFRB on Friday temporarily deferred the implementation of the MC.