WITH the successful roll out of the online plain renewal registration for private motor vehicles last February, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is set to extend the same service to public utility vehicles (PUVs) with hopes of eradicating corruption.
LTO Chief Jay Art Tugade said the agency is continuously coordinating with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) regarding the online plain renewal registration of PUVs through the Land Transportation Management System (LTMS) portal.
“May initial meetings na po tayo sa LTFRB para magkaroon ng interconnectivity at ma-access ang mga certificate of public convenience o CPC nang sa gayon ay iyong mga may-ari ng mga PUV ay puwede na rin makapag-renew online,” Tugade said.
He added that the shift of the renewal of registration of PUVs to online will not only bring convenience to operators but will also discourage operators from entertaining the services of fixers and eliminate non-roadworthy vehicles.
“The LTO and LTFRB must assure that the PUVs plying our roads are roadworthy units. We want to ease the burden of PUV operators when it comes to the renewal of the registration of their units,” Tugade said.