QC to test e-Trike service in Maginhawa on Monday

MANILA-- Quezon City is set to pilot-test an electric passenger tricycle service that will ferry commuters from Quezon City Hall to the Maginhawa art and food hub in Sikatuna Village.

Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) chief, Dr. Elmo San Diego, said five of 20 e-Trikes donated by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to the city will be fielded in the two-month test run that starts on Monday.

We selected the Maginhawa art and food hub route to further promote the area as a tourist center, San Diego said.

The DPOS parking area along Kalayaan Ave. will serve as jump-off point, terminal and charging station.

E-Trikes will be going around the City Hall Compound to pick up passengers and drop them off in designated stops along Maginhawa St. Passengers will be charged the prevailing rate of PHP8.

If the trial run proves to be a success, all 20 e-Trikes will be fielded in a full rollout of the service.

Source: Philippines News Agency