The Motorcycle Taxi Technical Working Group (MC Taxi TWG), which is composed of different government agencies tasked to study the feasibility of motorcycles as a form of alternative mass transport for Filipinos, has issued a Certificate of Compliance to Joyride and Angkas, effective December 7, 2020, and will be valid for the duration of the MC Taxi Pilot Study unless revoked or canceled.
“The Motorcycle Taxi Technical Working Group has decided today, 07 December 2020, to issue a Certificate of Compliance to Angkas and Joyride for being fully-compliant with the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and TWG guidelines as set under the Motorcycle Taxi Pilot Program,” said the TWG through as press statement.
That means motorcycle riders from the two ride-hailing apps will be allowed to accept bookings. Besides the motorcycle barrier, some of the new requirements for passengers will be temperature checks, “bring your own helmet”, and use a fully-cashless system to name a few.
The motorcycle taxi pilot study was supposed to conclude last March but was abruptly cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak. For months, lawmakers have been working to get it back up and running again to aid transportation woes during the pandemic.