Applicants for additional 2,000 new tricycle franchise still await for the approval of the City Council whether their request will be granted or not considering that the matter is still at the Committee on Transportation.
According to the source of Palawan News, there have been committee meetings held which discussed the route and other requirements for the granting of additional franchise.
According to City Administrative IV Rodelo M. Muñoz, the franchise applicants have been following up the update on their application. He said that the city government could still accommodate the request for additional franchise.
To date, there are around 4,000 tricycle franchise holder in the city but this number is not realistic because there are still around 2,000 colorum tricycles plying the roads of the city.
The City Traffic Management Office told Palawan News that they are studying the possibility of legalizing the operations of ‘colorum’ tricycles plying the streets of Puerto Princesa City.
Engr. Jonathan Magay, CTMO head said that legalizing these tricycles will help ease the traffic problem of the city.
“If they will be legalized, they can be ordered where to pick up passengers and regulate their time of operations,” Magay said.
The plan to legalize the operation of the ‘colorum’ tricycles is not supported by members of the City Council.
Some councilors said the move is “unfair to those who apply for government franchises to legalize their operations.”