TAB reminds trike drivers of fare rates PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 March 2015 14:02

The Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB) reminds drivers and operators of motorized tricycles as well as the riding public of the minimum fare rates as prescribed in Ordinance 416 enacted on June 13, 2013.

Based on the ordinance, the operator or driver can charge no more than P20 for one or two passengers for the first kilometer, plus P5 for the third passenger and an additional P5 for every succeeding kilometer regardless of the number of passengers.

The fare discounts for the senior citizens, persons with disabilities and students shall be subject to the pertinent provisions of national laws as may be determined by the TAB.

Ordinance 416 amends article 5 on fares and freight of Ordinance 185, series of 1996 entitled “An Ordinance    Prescribing the Operation of Tricycles and Granting Franchise for the Operation Thereof within the Territorial Jurisdiction of the City of Zamboanga.” It is authored by Councilors Luis Biel, chair of the Council committee on Franchise and Rommel Agan, Vincent Paul Elago, Myra Paz Abubakar, Melchor Rey Sadain, Eduardo Saavedra, Jr. and (former) Abdurahman Nuño.

TAB Chairman and City Legal Officer Atty. Jesus Carbon said tricycle drivers and operators are obliged to follow the provisions otherwise they may be penalized administratively or charged in Court.

Atty. Carbon also encouraged the riding public to formally lodge complaints against erring operators or drivers at the TAB office located at the second floor of the Annex City Hall building with telephone  numbers 991-2794.

Under Ordinance 185, drivers who are insolent,

The Tricycle Adjudication Board (TAB) headed by City Legal Officer Atty. Jesus Carbon advises the public to file all complaints related to tricycle operations to the TAB office, located at the 2nd floor of City Hall with telephone numbers 991-7294.

For the TAB to properly address public grievances, complaints should be filed at the TAB office and aggressively pursued by the complainants, the TAB chair said.

Under Ordinance 185, certain violations to include insolent, discourteous or arrogant driver; refusal to convey passenger to destination and overcharging of fare among others are either subjected to administrative fines administrative fines or revocation of license and or face revocation of licenses.

The erring driver may also face charges in court and may face revocation of tricycle franchise.

Complaints about overcharging or abusive and arrogant drivers and refusal to transport passengers are among are piling up at the TAB office. — Sheila Covarrubias