Hearing on suspended Bachelor buses today-A A +A
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Regional Director Benjamin Go is set to meet with the management of Bachelor Express for the first scheduled hearing on the suspension of the 15 bus units today, September 4.
In an interview, Edgar Violan, LTFRB spokesperson, said the management was informed of the scheduled hearing on August 29, the same day when the bus company received the order of suspension from the LTFRB.
He said the LTFRB will conduct series of hearings to see whether there is neglect on the part of the bus company.
The LTFRB issued a 30-day suspension on one out of six franchises of the Bachelor Express with route Davao City-Mati City, pending the investigation on the matter.
The suspended franchise has 15 authorized units. The other five franchises have 34 authorized bus units, which are presently operational.
The suspension came after one of its buses, which is covered under the suspended franchise, figured in an accident that killed four people in Lasang, Davao City on August 26.
"Upon hearing, if established na walang kasalanan, the board may lift the suspension," Violan said in an interview at the LTFRB office Tuesday.
Violan said the LTFRB is doing its close monitoring on the suspended bus units.
"For us to know whether or not they comply with the suspension order," he said.
He said should the bus company defy their order, another suspension awaits them, worse, cancellation of the franchise.
Sun.Star Davao tried to get comments from Bachelor Express management, but to no avail.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 04, 2013.