Solons push for pilot test for motorcycles-for-hire

Lawmakers asked the Department of Transportation (DOTr) on Monday to implement a pilot test for motorcycles-for-hire as the possibility of passing a bill that would allow these to operate as public utility vehicles (PUVs) before Congress adjourns in June grew slimmer. "What will it take for [Transport] Secretary Tugade to approve this test?" asked Manila Rep. Cristal Bagatsing. "If we could call him to get him onboard, we will do it. Because honestly, the [situation is] so pitiful. I shake hands with so many people who ask me what's [going to happen to] motorcycle taxis, because [these are their source of] livelihood," Bagatsing said. The DOTr has already convened its technical ...

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