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Tricycles banned from Dumaguete
highways starting Nov. 12 – LTO

The Land Transportation Office in Dumaguete will ban tricycles from plying the Dumaguete-Sibulan and Dumaguete-Bacong routes starting Nov. 12, in time for the dry-run in the operation of the terminal for public utility vehicles, multi-cabs and garage to terminal vans for hire.

LTO Dumaguete chief Roland Ramos said they are mandated to ensure road safety and order, and to apprehend out-of-line operations. He added that, since the terminal will already be operational, illegal loading and parking stations will be closed.

He said the terminal at Robinsons Department Store, worth P25 million, is sanctioned by the city and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board.

Earlier, transport groups met with the Traffic Management Council, presided over by Lily Raymundo, on the operation of the terminal that will cater to north and south-bound vehicles.

Ed Du, TMC member and president of the Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said public utility vehicles, like jeepneys and multi-cabs, are given designated routes in the city to decongest traffic.

He said the issue over out-of-route tricycles had been there even before the terminal was established in July, on the request of multi-cab operators.*JG

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