Public transport has been a major concern, especially during the pandemic. While Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) are allowed to operate, their capacity has been reduced in order to accommodate the current minimum physical distancing requirements.

With that being the case, the Motorcycle Taxi Pilot Study has become even more important now, serving thousands of commuters daily across several cities. To make sure that the safety of commuters is always top priority, MC taxi riders are required to undergo some basic motorcycle training.

Remember the video we shared yesterday? The Technical Working Group (TWG) for the pilot study, visited an MC taxi operator's facility in Marikina recently to make sure that all the government requirements are being met. The video was taken during that inspection.

“The inspection allows us, stakeholders, to move on from the arduous process of the Moto-Taxi Pilot Study. We have to first make sure that these riders will receive the finest training possible in order to serve our commuters well. Para sa akin at ng mga kasama ko sa TWG, kaligtasan muna ng bawat mananakay ang aming inaalala (for me and my colleagues at the TWG, commuter safety is top priority),” said DOTr assistant secretary, Ret. BGen. Manuel Gonzales.

The Grab PH-owned facility is projected to train new MoveIt riders in accordance with the directives and technical requirements imposed by the MC Taxi TWG.

Present at the inspection were top officials from the MC Taxi TWG members namely: I-ACT's Col. Isaias Espino (Ret.), LTO's Roberto Valeria and Frederick Villora, PNP-HPG's P/Col. Allan Ladra, and MMDA's Col. Bong Nebrija (Ret.). Also present were top officials from Grab Philippines.