The month of July 2019 marks the beginning of the Modern Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Caravan, which had a motorcade from Quezon Memorial Circle all the way to Clark, Pampanga. The event was participated in by a host of public and private entities, including automotive manufacturers such as Hyundai Asia Resources Incorporated, which showed off its Class entry into the Modern PUV program.
HARI’s take on the Modern PUV is a modified H-100 that complies with the government’s standards on what a modern jeepney should be. Running on a 2.5-liter CRDI Euro-4 compliant diesel mill, it boasts of modern conveniences like CCTV cameras, dashcams, GPS navigation, automated fare collection system, and wifi capability, among others. It seats 12 in comfort and safety.
The Modern PUV Caravan, meanwhile, will be made up of four phases during its run from July 2019 to February 2020. It will take the caravan all around the country in a bid to showcase the latest in public transport solutions in the hopes of letting potential participants such as transport groups know what’s on ofer. It likewise aims to address concerns that all parties may have about phasing in a new era in Philippine mass transport.