SENATOR Grace Poe is urging the government to integrate ride-sharing services into the public transport system to address the needs of commuters.
“The government must be forward-looking. We should tap available technology,” said Poe, chairman of the Senate committee on public services.
She is set to conduct a public hearing on Aug. 3 on the franchise rules on ride-sharing services such as Uber and Grab and the government crackdown on “colorum” units of transport vehicle network services (TNVS).
“Our commuters deserve to be given more choices. Many of our commuters now rely on ride-sharing services such as Uber, Grab, and U-Hop to travel around the city,” Poe said.
The senator said TNV companies provided services that taxi operators “have inadequately provided in the past decade –point-to-point pick-up and delivery, standardized fare, safe and comfortable.” BERNADETTE E. TAMAYO