City port mulls ban on trikes, use of shuttle buses

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City port mulls ban on trikes, use of shuttle buses

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The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) in Tagbilaran City is planning to ban tricycles from operating within port premises and have shuttle buses transport boat passengers going in and out of the area instead.

The initiative is intended to address the agency’s perennial problem of errant tricycle drivers operating in the port area who overcharge passengers, said PPA manager Engr. James Gantalao.

According to Gantaloa, the PPA will request officials of fastcraft companies to provide buses to transport passengers going inside the city port and those leaving the area.

The PPA office on Wednesday summoned tricycle drivers and asked them to sign an agreement that would have their permits to operate revoked if another passenger airs a complaint on overcharging.

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Gantalao admitted that he has become fed up with the rampant overcharging of tricycle drivers noting that rules and regulations inside the pier will now be strictly implemented.

Citing lack of personnel to apprehend erring tricycle drivers, Gantalao said that the initiative, which includes the ban on tricycles, is the most sensible measure to address the longstanding problem.

The PPA official also apologized in advance to tricycle drivers who have not committed violations but will be affected by the action because of errant drivers. (Allen Doydora)

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  1. james james August 4, 2016

    e allow na lage ng muhatod na tricycle na mu pick up ug pasahero.. pra naay options ang commuters..kay kanang ga pila dinha mao nay numero unong mangluba ug pasahero.. requesting shuttle cabs sa mga boat operators? ok ra ka pm? unsay pagtuo nimo ingon ana kasayon ra na na added expense man gud na sa mga operator. mura man kag private port oi.. allow any tricycle to operate sa sulod pra free market ang pantalan.. inyo man gud na gihimong monopoly diha. i doubt naa jud moy tapoy sa mga operator sa mga ticycle dinha sa sulod mao na ang guardya cgeg ingon sa muhatod na tricycle bawal pick up ha? bawala sa imong nawong, patan awa daw ko anang balaud na bawal mu pick up sa pasahero sa muhatod sa suod sa pantalan. nawong kwarta tanang tao dha sa pantalan.. ako na lay maulaw mutan aw.. everyday maka witness jud ko ana.. worst port ever!

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