DOTr says no public transportation under MECQ from Aug 4 to 18

The government said public transportation is not allowed, and some transportation services will remain limited for areas placed under the Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ).

“If your residence is under MECQ, here are the public and private transports that are ALLOWED and NOT ALLOWED to operate,” the DOTr said.

“For public transport, public shuttles will be allowed for frontline workers or those who will return to work in allowed industries under the MECQ, while bus, jeepney, taxi, TNVS, are not allowed. Tricycles are also not allowed, but with exceptions, subject to the guidelines set by the DILG and respective LGUs,” it added. 

Under the rail sector, operations of the PNR, LRT-1, LRT-2, and MRT-3 will remain suspended.

For private transport, company shuttle is allowed to operate with passenger capacity of 50 percent, and a special permit from LTFRB for rented shuttles. 

Personal vehicles owned by persons/workers in permitted sectors are also allowed, with two persons per row.

Further, use of bicycle, motorcycle, or e-scooter by APORs  [Authorized Persons Outside Residence] is also allowed, with a maximum passenger capacity of one. 

Moreover, e-scooters are allowed, subject to existing traffic regulations.

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