MANILA–The Quezon City government on Monday disclosed that it will soon be part of the route measured capacity (RMC) of the Department of Transportation (DOTr).
In a resolution passed by the Quezon City Council, the city government is urging the DOTr through its road transportation planning division to consider the city’s inclusion in its route measured capacity (RMC) in all public utility vehicles (PUVs).
The scheme aims to determine the acceptable number of PUVs to serve the riding public.
The move aims to solve the problem of disproportionate number of PUVs particularly in areas where commuters are thickly concentrated as against routes with fewer passengers.
The city resolution states that local government units should be consulted in the determination of the RMC because the LGUs can identify which routes are over-served or under-served.
To efficiently define the number of trips to meet passenger demand, which were applied to buses, jeepneys and UV express vehicles, participation of the concerned LGUs must be given a closer look to come up with an equal distribution of public transports most favorable to the riding public.
Mayor Herbert Bautista lauded the city council for passing the resolution, saying that the city’s participation will help ease the commuters’ struggles especially during rush hours.