DOTr launches modern PUVs expo

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) today launched the Public Transport Modernization Expo: Modernong Sasakyan, Progresibong Bayan today at the Philippine Convention Center (PICC) Forum in Pasay City which features prototypes of modern public utility vehicles (PUVs) under the PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP).

Prototypes on display are 5 low-floor Public Utility Buses (PUBs), twenty 20 PUVs (Classes 2 and 3), and 3 e-tricycles.

According to DOTr, PUVMP aims to provide commuters with an adequate, comfortable, safe, and environment-friendly public transportation.

“The PUVMP is a transformational large-scale initiative and flagship project of the Duterte administration, which envisions a restructured, well-managed, and environmentally sustainable transport sector,” DOTr said.

“They say the measure of a country’s progress is the state of its public transportation, and today, we are affirming our commitment to change the sorry-state of public transportation in the country. Today, we will show you the future. Today, we will show you what progress looks like,” Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said.

Representatives from the DOTr, LTFRB, LTO, Office of Transport Cooperatives (OTC), and Government Financial Institutions such as the Landbank of the Philippines (LBP) and the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) will be present to answer queries about the PUVMP.