Journal article

Formalising the jeepney industry in the Philippines – A confirmatory thematic analysis of key transitionary issues

I Mateo-Babiano, RB Recio, DP Ashmore, MD Guillen, SM Gaspay

Research in Transportation Economics | Elsevier Inc. | Published : 2020


Jeepneys are paratransit vehicles which constitute the bulk of urban transport in many cities in the Philippines. There are around 179,000 jeepneys of which 90% are fifteen years or older. However, this is not without so many other issues on the road. To address this, the government issued a landmark policy enabling the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), a transformational large-scale initiative focused on land-based public transport in which the majority are jeepneys. The program brings about a comprehensive reform covering new policies in the franchising process, vehicle modernization, operator consolidation and changes in the current business model, financing and a more..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors would like to extend their utmost gratitude to all individuals, groups and associations who contributed their time and resources to this study. The authors would also like to acknowledge the support of the Informal Urbanism Hub at the University of Melbourne. In addition, the authors would like to acknowledge the support of the Philippine's Department of Science and Technology PCIEERD. The views expressed are solely those of the authors and do not reflect any organisations. The authors take full responsibility for all errors and omissions.