Several driver-trainees in the province participated in the Cordillera Basic Sectors Transport Cooperative (CBSTC) Kalinga Province and JMC Isuzu Transport Summit held at Bulanao Central School recently.
The summit aims to provide an avenue between CBSTC driver-members who underwent training modules on operating modernized Public Utility Vehicles (PUV) and JMC Isuzu Transport to formally implement the PUV Modernization Act in the province of Kalinga.
The drivers are among those who trained to pilot the 87 units of Modern Public Transport operating in the region in compliance to the Department Order No. 2017-011 of the Land Transportation Office.
Mayor Darwin C. Estrañero applauded the driver-members of CBSTC for pushing the modernization of the transport sector as Tabuk strives to develop its facilities and services.
As recalled, the Department of Transportation in 2017 launched the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program or PUVMP with the goal to make the country’s public transportation system efficient and environmentally friendly by 2020. These would entail the phasing-out of jeepneys, buses and other Public Utility Vehicles (PUVs) that are at least 15 years old and replacing them with more environmentally-friendly alternatives.