Taxis are coming to Zambo Print
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 17:21

Taxi cabs are expected to ply the city streets soon after a local transport cooperative bared plans to operate at least fifty units in Zamboanga city.

Zamboanga Asia’s Latin City Transport Cooperative (ZATSCOOP) through its representative, Jerson Monteverde told newsmen during a press briefing that their cooperative is already complying with  conditions set by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB.)

“We are open to all options.  We are even negotiating now with Landbank for a possible grant of a long term loan for the purchase of new units as mandated by the LTFRB in operating the transport business,” Monteverde explained.

ZATSCOOP has been existing and operating in Zamboanga city since 2008.

The cooperative has been accredited by the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) for a local taxi transport operation within Zamboanga city.

The cooperative has also acquired a no objection resolution to operate 50 units of taxis that same year.

Monteverde said that since LTFRB has imposed new policies for cooperatives, they have to comply with the requirements to be able to pursue their business.

“We are now coordinating with the local LTFRB and the LGU of Zamboanga for the establishment of a taxi roadmap in the city proper and our city government is supportive in this endeavor,” said Monteverde.  (Bhong Simbajon)