QUEZON CITY, May 23 (PIA) - Muntinlupa City Mayor Jaime has issued Executive Order No. 15 s.2020 allowing the resumption of tricycle operations in the city, starting Monday, May 25 amid the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
The mayor issued the EO following the recommendation of Muntinlupa Traffic Management Bureau based on the Omnibus Public Transportation Guidelines as approved by the Department of Transportation.
Tricycle Operators and Drivers Associations (TODA) will implement an odd-even scheme where all members with Tricycle Regulatory Unit (TRU) numbers ending in an odd digit will be allowed to operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, while those with TRU numbers ending in an even digit will be allowed to operate T-Th-S schedule.
Tricycles will be allowed to operate daily from 5:00 AM - 12:00 MN, except on Sundays.
Tricycle drivers must install transparent plastic sheet separating the passenger cab and driver to avoid physical contact.
They are also required to disinfect their tricycles at least twice a day and must have alcohol-based sanitizers.
Strictly one passenger per tricycle will be allowed and will be treated as "special trip" with pay not exceeding P25.00.
Passengers that will be allowed to board tricycles include essential workers, frontliners, workers of allowed industries, and heads of households buying essential goods provided that they present quarantine pass and valid ID.
A mandatory temperature check will be conducted in terminals. Disinfecting facility with soap and water, or sanitizers, must also be made available at terminals. Tricycle drivers and passengers are required to wear face masks at all times.
MTMB-TRU will conduct random inspections to validate the compliance of TODAs. Tricycle drivers found in violation of the guidelines will be penalized.
Muntinlupa City recorded the highest COVID-19 recovery rate in Metro Manila at 56.85% as of May 16. Further, COVID-19 transmission in the city is slowing down with a doubling time of eight days.
Fresnedi said the local government will implement more stringent quarantine measures and will not be complacent amid MECQ.
Muntinlupa City has 205 confirmed cases with 127 recoveries, 48 active cases, 30 reported deaths, 21 suspect cases, and 195 probable cases as of May 21. (Muntinlupa PIO/PIA-NCR)