UV Express Drivers Demand 100% Fare Hike
Plenty of products and services are expected to derail in light of the passing of TRAIN law. UV Express drivers, alongside Jeepney, Taxi, and Grab/Uber drivers, are bracing for impact, and are now demanding an increase in their respective fares.
As reported by ABS-CBN News, Code X, a group of UV Express drivers, is seeking to ramp up UV Express fares double the 2 PHP/km they already charge. “Dumating na po [sa] sukdulang pagtitiis kaya kami ay napilitang mag-file ng fare hike,” exclaims Lino Marable, president of the adorementioned UV Express group.
The LTFRB responded that they’re taking measures to ascertain that the fare hike is necessary, substantiated, and will ultimately benefit the commuters.