P1 fare hike in traditional, modern jeepneys starting October 8
FARES for modern and traditional jeepneys nationwide will increase by P1, as the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) approved on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, the petition for provisional fare hike.
The LTFRB said the fare increase will take effect on Sunday, October 8, 2023.
This means that the minimum fare for modern jeepneys will increase from P14 to P15, while P12 to P13 for the traditional jeepneys.
This, however, may only be temporary, as the LTFRB is still in the process of considering a petition for a more substantial P5 fare increase submitted by Pasang Masda, the Alliance of Concerned Transport Organization, and the Alliance of Transport Operators and Drivers Association of the Philippines.
The petition seeks to raise the base fare for traditional jeepneys from P12 to P17 for the first four kilometers, with an additional increase of P2.80 for each subsequent kilometer.
The demand for fare adjustments arose due to the continued surge in fuel prices that affected the jeepney operators and drivers financially. (LMY/KJF)