The Inter-Agency Technical Working Group on motorcycle taxis is reminding Angkas, Move It and Joyride, the three transport network companies (TNCs) participating in the motorcycle taxi pilot study on the consensus arrived regarding the rider cap redistribution for Metro Manila motorcycle taxi operations.
During a meeting with Department of Transportation (DOTr) Secretary Arthur Tugade, Move It had agreed to give Angkas its slots for 5,000 registered riders, as Angkas has more readily available riders in its roster. Joyride also agreed with the arrangement.
Motorcycle taxi firm Angkas has gained the biggest share to the rider cap distribution in motorcycle taxi operations in Metro Manila, allowing the company to deploy 23,164 riders for the pilot study. The redistribution comes after Move It only registered 6,836 riders on the deadline given by the TWG.
It can be recalled that the rider cap for the 3 TNCs was increased from the initial total of 39,000 (10,000 per TNC for Metro Manila operations; 3,000 per TNC for Metro Cebu operations) to a total cap of 63,000 riders (15,000 per TNC for Metro Manila operations; 3,000 per TNC for Metro Cebu operations; and 3,000 per TNC for Cagayan De Oro operations).
Under the extended pilot implementation of the motorcycle taxi program, the new rider cap total for Metro Manila operations for the 3 TNCs was set at 45,000.
It was agreed that the 3 participating TNCs only have until February 12, 2020 to complete their respective rider rosters and comply with the new rider cap. As of February 12, the 3 TNCs submitted their list of registered riders as follows: Angkas – 20,000; Joyride – 15,000; and Move It – 6,836.
Given the number of registered riders from the three TNCs based on their submitted lists, the remaining 3,164 rider slots were given to Angkas for Metro Manila operations for it was able to submit their respective additional lists of riders at the given deadline and it also has more available riders in its roster.
Here’s the final tally of riders to operate in Metro Manila per TNC:
ANGKAS – 23,164
MOVE IT – 6,836