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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