DOTr issues transportation guidelines during ECQ

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has ensured that public transportation services will continue now that Metro , Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal or NCR Plus, as well as Batangas, will be subjected to Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ).

Domestic flights will continue, according to the Civil Aeronautics Board. However, only essential or Authorized Persons Outside of Residence (APOR) will be allowed to travel.

All must also comply with local government regulations and requirements.

The 1500 passengers per day protocol for international inbound flights will also continue to be implemented.

Ships will continue to operate, but only up to 50 percent of the total capacity will be allowed. Only APORs with complete requirements can travel.

It will also continue to implement only 20 percent to 30 percent capacity on the LRT, MRT, and PNR.

However, the annual maintenance and rehabilitation of the trains will continue during Holy Week. MRT-3 will be closed from March 30 to April 4, LRT-1 and LRT-2 will be closed from March 31 to April 4, while PNR will also be closed on April 1 apart from the -Tutuban trip. The entire PNR line is also closed on April 2 and 3.

DOTr issues transportation guidelines during ECQ

Jeepneys and buses will also be allowed on the road, but only half of the total capacity must carry passengers, not including the and conductor. The 1 seat apart rule must also be enforced and there can be no standing passenger.

Only provincial buses with APOR on board will also be allowed to enter NCR plus.

Two rear passengers and only one front passenger will be allowed on Taxis and TNVS while only one passenger will be allowed to ride in the sidecar of the tricycle while no one should be riding in the back of the driver. and LGUs must also approve the operation of tricycles in their respective jurisdictions.

For UV Express, only one passenger next to the driver and two passengers per row will be allowed. Nor can it exceed half the capacity of the vehicle.

The operation of taxis will be considered APOR. The arrest of illegal motorcycle taxi services or habal-habal will also be intensified.

Free transportation will be given for medical frontliners while also promoting the use of non-motorized transport such as bicycles.