THE loop route followed for the past year by Aurora Hill and Trancoville jeeps in Baguio City will be cut short at least for 20 days.

The new route to be followed by both jeepney associations was agreed in a recent meeting by members of the Traffic and Transportation Management Committee (TTMC).

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No date was set when the experiment will commence, but both Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan and Councilor Nicasio Aliping Jr., chair of the City Council committee on public utilities, said the announcement will be issued at the soonest time possible.

According to Aliping, the new route will be for both associations to turn right from Harrison Road, fronting the women and children protection center.

He said this route will be followed if there are no passengers going to the University of the Cordilleras (UC) or Baguio City National High School.

If there are passengers going to both schools, Aliping said they will be allowed to proceed straight and then turn right to the road going down to Abad Santos drive.

Passengers for both UC and BCNHS and offices near these schools will have to disembark before the vehicle turns right and walk for a few meters.

Another route would be from Harrison Road, drivers would turn left to Veterans Drive then back to the other side of Harrison Road.

To clear the area, Aliping said Acupan jeepneys that use a portion of Veteran’s Drive as staging area will be relocated at the PNR staging area at the Session Road extension, near the terminal of Victory Liner.

Carwash at Veteran’s Drive would likewise be prohibited, Aliping added.

The new route is in response to the clamor of jeepney associations from the green trunkline.

Affected drivers and operators earlier complained that their livelihood have been sacrificed because Aurora Hill and Trancoville drivers have been servicing passengers for the green trunkline. (Rimaliza Opiña)