Davao City to use integrated bus system, phase out jeepneys

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Davao City is set to implement an integrated bus system and will soon phase out jeepneys to improve its transport system.

In a report by PhilStar, Dionisio Abude, Davao City Transport and Traffic Management Office chief, said jeepneys plying the Catalunan Grande-Roxas Avenue and C.P. Garcia Highway-Sasa routes would be initially affected.

jeepney traffic • Davao City to use integrated bus system, phase out jeepneys

Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has rejected the jeepney modernization program, saying that it’s unfair to require jeepney drivers to comply with the modernization and then sell their jeepneys for scrap six months later.

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The bus system is in its initial stage, while livelihood assistance of more than 440 jeepney operators and drivers are also being worked out.

source: PhilStar

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