Uber gets back on the road
AFTER being off the road for 15 days, Uber can now start serving passengers again following the lifting of its suspension by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB).
At 4:48 p.m. on Tuesday, LTFRB board member Aileen Lizada said the 36,000 drivers nationwide of the transportation network company (TNC) could resume its operations.
Lizada made the announcement after Uber paid a P190-million fine and after the LTFRB had verified that its drivers had indeed received the financial assistance due them.
In total, Uber’s violation of a July 26 LTFRB order cost it close to half-abillion pesos.
Apart from the P190million fine, it also shelled out P299.24 million in assistance to its drivers during the 15 days it was suspended