NEW PUBLIC utility jeepneys (PUJs) under the government’s transport modernization program will be deployed in three new routes in Iloilo starting Tuesday, July 31. In a statement Sunday, July 29, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) announced that its attached agency, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, has approved the following new routes:
1. Vista Mall — Mohon Terminal (via C1 road)
2. Vista Mall — Jaro New Ceres Terminal (via C1 road)
3. Vista Mall — Pavia Terminal (via Gorriceta)
There will be an initial 45 brand new PUJs — which look more like mini-buses — under the Metro Express label. The DoTr said these modern jeepneys “are equipped with CCTV cameras, Wi-Fi, GPS, automatic fare collection system (AFCS), TV monitors, PWD-friendly and are fully air-conditioned.”