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Mayor Magalong to LTFRB: Revoke 400 taxi franchises

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Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong called on the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to stop accepting applications for the 400 taxi franchises it recently opened.

The Baguio politiko said adding another 400 vehicles will add to the Summer Capital’s traffic woes.

Magalong said the LTFRB did not consult with the city government before opening the 400 taxi franchise slots.

He added that the LTFRB has not listened to his earlier opposition to the move.

“LTFRB is not the one managing the traffic in our city that is why it should be inherent on the regulatory body to first coordinate with the local government to evaluate and assess whether or not there is still need for more taxi units to ply the city’s limited routes,” he said.

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