READ: One Fruitful discourse on Uber, GrabCar, LTFRB, Premium Taxis and other related issues

This healthy discourse on Uber transport network company, Land Transportation and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Premium Taxis, and the current issues and concerns roaming around, went up on Tuesday between two friends and they just nailed things quite impressively.

Uber GrabCar Premium Taxi LTFRB main image

There is a lot going on now, specially that the country's land transportation regulator is on the track of trying to regulate the existence of transport service options like Uber and GrabCar. Things got heightened all the more when the government body announced its plan to "roll out" Premium Taxis.

Here are some  points as backgrounder:
  • The LTFRB made an announcement on July 21 (LTFRB Citizen Enforcer) inviting interested parties to a public consultation on July 24 regarding the issuance of new franchises for PREMIUM TAXI.
  • "Premium Taxi is an opportunity for existing taxi companies to provide a higher quality of transportation service." (LTFRB executive director Roberto Cabrera, Source)
  • On Uber and GrabCar: "Binibigyan namin sila ng pagkakataon na ibigay 'yung database, to study 'yung plano nila ... Once na ini-accredit na po namin, the passenger will feel safer ... May katulong nang magmo-monifor ng mga driver." (LTFRB chair Winston Ginez, Source
Get yourself cleared by reading the following conversation of Yves Gonzalez (former MMDA traffic director) of McCann Worldgroup Philippines and James Hernandez Deakin of the CNN Philippines.

To start with, Deakin had a Facebook post on August 13, mentioning "And now the truth comes out. No wonder the LTFRB and DOTC are so unreasonably hard on Uber. They are proposing a new service called premium taxi, which (in my opinion) is just another racket and another inept way of reinventing the wheel!"

Read on! (All screenshots were taken from Gonazalez's Facebook account)

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Discussion on Uber, GrabCar, Premium Taxi by Yves Gonzalez and James Deakin

Readers' comments on the above conversation deserve a separate post. You might want to head over to this Facebook thread: https://www.facebook.com/doblezeta/posts/10152962348855919, in order to read them or perhaps join the still growing exchange of opinions and ideas.

Read Related Posts:

    Blogger Comment
    Facebook Comment

0 comments :