LTFRB urges passengers to report drivers not complying with new taxi flagdown rates
MANILA – The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has urged passengers to report drivers who do not comply with the flagdown rates of Php30 for taxicabs and Php60 for airport taxis that took effect on Saturday (March 19).
LTFRB, however, reiterated that the rates for distance and waiting time will not take effect until all taximeters are calibrated and resealed.
The Board earlier released a schedule as to when taxi units can undergo calibration and resealing of their taximeters based on their license plate numbers.
Plates ending in 2, 4 and 9 are scheduled in April, plates ending in 5, 7 and 0 in May, and those ending in 1, 3, 6 and 8 in June.
Taxi operators who fail to calibrate and seal their taximeters on schedule will be penalized with Php5,000.
The LTFRB encouraged passengers to report erring taxi drivers via its 24/7 hotline number “1342.”
Passengers can also send photos and videos of erring taxi drivers through messaging app, Viber at 0917-550-1342 for Globe and TM subscribers or 0998-550-1342 for Smart, Talk ‘n Text and Sun users. (PNA)