Commuters will soon ride in modern PUV units plying the Xavier Heights-SM City Uptown-Cogon route and vice-versa. This following yesterday’s formal launching of RISYM Jade Corporation’s first Modernized PUJ Class 2 Unit at De Luxe Hotel along Capt. Vicente Roa Street in Cogon, Cagayan de Oro City. Accordingly, a total forty-seven (47) units will be eventually deployed for the route.

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The launching of the said modernized unit is aligned with the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) which aims to provide Filipinos a more comfortable life through a public land transport system that is more convenient, more accessible, more reliable, more environment-friendly and safer transport system.

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Present during the launching were LTFRB Regional Director Aminoden D. Guro, representatives from RTA Engr. Sherwin Cabactulan and RTA Administrator Engr. Nonito Oclarit, RISYM members headed by their President Mr. Richard Akut, representatives from LGU specifically from Brgy. 38, Mr. Adrian Mar Matela of Xavier Heights Home Owners Association, representatives from Autokid, and PUVMP PRMO 10 personnel.

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RD Guro mentioned the advantages of modernized PUV units, like the euro-4 engines that are in compliance to the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines (OFG). The unit will also have OFG-compliant accessories like Automatic Fare Collection System (AFCS), Speed Limiter, WiFi, and CCTV, he added.

photos/text by LTFRB-X

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